A 13-year-old girl who scored 440 marks in this year’s KCPE exams is appealing for help to join Kenya High School.
Nelly Kemunto score the high marks at Mount St Mary’s Girls Primary School in Molo in spite of the many challenges she faces.
Kemunto’s mother, Alice Moraa is remanded at the Nakuru Prison over the death of her husband Edward Omwenga.
Omwenga’s lifeless body was found on March 17, 2013 in an episode which linked his wife and a neighbour. The neighbour was released due to lack of evidence.
“I am glad that I have been selected to join Kenya High School which was my first choice. But I don’t know how I’ll join the school due to financial challenges,” said Kemunto.
The arrest of Kemunto’s mother left her and her three other siblings without a parent to look after them at a rented house in Nakuru’s Teachers Estate.
A 25-year-old Collins Morumbe, a brother to Kemunto, has been supporting his siblings by engaging in menial jobs.
“Our elder brother has struggled to take me through primary school,” she said.
George Nyamasege, another brother, is a fourth year economics student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). He has been forced to defer his studies.