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Top KCPE 2020 Student Awarded Full Scholarship After Plight On Media

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Mumo, who scored 433 marks out of a possible 500, was overwhelmed with tears after Matungulu MP – Stephen Mutinda – offered to settle her school fees through the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).

Faith Kawii Mumo, the top KCPE 2020 student, can smile through her high school after she was awarded a full four-year scholarship.

Mumo, who scored 433 marks out of a possible 500, was overwhelmed with tears after Matungulu MP – Stephen Mutinda – offered to settle her school fees through the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).

On Tuesday, July 20, the alumnus of Kari Mwailu Primary School vowed to make her sponsors and parents proud as well as give back to the society once she completes her secondary school. 

“I want to thank the NG-CDF committee, and particularly the MP, for being kind. I promise to work hard in school and promise everyone that I will make dreams come true for other girls one day as it is my dream.

Top KCPE 2020 student Faith Kawii Mumo. /FILE

“I thank all Kenyans who listened to my cry. When I achieve my dream, I’ll come back to support other girls and boys to access education,” the 14-year-old pledged.  

Her mother thanked the area MP and urged him to support other needy students. Mutinda had acknowledged the mother’s plea stating that he set aside Ksh34 million in the DF kitty which will fund education bursaries. 

Mutinda then issued Mumo a Ksh120,000 dummy cheque which will cater for her Form One education at Kenya High School. The amount will be deposited directly in the school’s bank accounts. 

Mumo was facing the risk of not continuing with her education at her dream school after her parents stated that they lacked school fees. 

Her father, Paul Mumo, lost his accounting job due to COVID-19. She has three siblings, one in Form two, one in class 8 while the last is in Grade 4. 

The family has been dependent on her mother’s tailoring shop and small-scale horticulture farming run by the father. The fourteen-year-old girl sat her exams at Kari Mwailu Primary School and was selected to join Kenya High School.

The family however revealed that it would be difficult considering her father needed the Ksh120,000 for her to successfully join Form One. 

They added that corporates and well-known personalities who had pledged to help pay the girl’s fees had not met their end of the bargain. Only Nairobi politician, Bishop Margaret Wanjiru of Jesus is Alive Ministries, had honored her pledge and sent a Ksh26,000 cheque for Faith’s fees. 

Mumo is expected to join Form One on August 2, 2021, alongside other students who secured placements in various secondary schools in the country.

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha. /FILE



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