A form one student from Precious Blood Kagwe Girls has died just weeks after joining the school.
According to Ndungu Nyoro, the Founder of Affecto Foundation, the girl identified as Elizabeth was from Othaya.
Through his socials Nyoro shared,
“Three weeks ago or thereabout, a girl visited our office accompanied by her mother. She confidently took us through her journey and how she was staring at not joining secondary school even after securing 372 marks in KCPE 2021 at a village primary school in OTHAYA Constituency.”
Nyoro saw the determination in Elizabeth hence he decided to help her out.
“Elizabeth pleaded with us to support her dream. In her, we saw a determined young girl. We saw focus and commitment to excel. We offered one of our office staff to assist the family in preparation and joining her dream school. She joined Precious Blood Kagwe Girls.
Over midterm, Elizabeth passed by our office. She was very happy about her school. She thanked our team for making it happen for her. “
Elizabeth was determined of making the best out of the scholarship offer she had received.
“She only complained of congestion where three streams had occupied the school’s dining hall making it difficult to hear what teachers were teaching. But she liked the school. She even requested some revision books.
Few days after midterm Elizabeth is no more.”
Before she got the scholarship Elizabeth had written a letter to Affecto asking them to help as her mum couldn’t afford to educate her.
Her mother is a casual labourer who earned her living by tilling people’s land.
Elizabeth’s death is not the first death to happen while in school.
Ebbie Noelle Samuels a form one student at Gatanga CCM student died under mysterious circumstances in March 2019.
In May 2022, a form two student from Ringa boys died under mysterious circumstances. The school administration alleged that Rooney Rolex had been sick for a few days before his admission to Kenyatta National Hospital where he breathed his last.
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