A 16-year-old boy Moses Oduor walked from Busia County to Bungoma County to seek admission at Teremi Boys’ High School in Kabuchai Constituency, after securing 361 marks at the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations.
In what was a pleasant surprise to many,Oduor from Matayos Constituency Busia County shocked many after he walked more than 60 kilometers
He said he received a calling letter from Teremi Boys’ High School in Bungoma, but his poor mother was unable to raise the funds to enable him join the school adding his father who was the sole bread winner divorced his mother, leaving them without any financial support.
“I decided to walk since I could not even raise money for bus fare,” he explained to newsmen upon arrival. He wore his former primary school uniform and was in footwears.
Oduor said his ambition is to study up to university so that he can uplift his family. He appealed to well-wishers to assist him raise funds for his secondary education.
“Immediately I joined class one. My dream was to join Teremi Boys’ High School. I am very optimistic that someone will come out and help me,” he said.
According to the school Principal, Elphas Luvaso, the boy arrived at the school at around 12noon minus any admission materials. He said the school has already admitted 350 form one students.
Luvaso appealed to Busia County governor Sospeter Ojamong’ and Matayos MP Godffrey Odanga to assist in the payment his tuition fees.
Luvaso admitted the boy, and said a high number of new students were reporting without school fees. “It is my humble appeal to well-wishers to intervene and help such students,” he said.