Faith Kawee Mumo, the top candidate in the KCPE 2020 exams is facing the possibility of not continuing with her education after her parents stated that they do not have money for school fees.
The 14-year-old's dreams of becoming a neurosurgeon now hang in the balance with her father having lost his accountancy job after COVID19 hit the country in 2020.
Mumo was slated to join the school of her dreams Kenya High School with her parents revealing that they need Ksh 120,000 for her to join the prestigious school.
KCPE 2020 Candidate Faith Mumo celebrating her exemplary results/ Photo Courtesy
Mumo's has three siblings, one in Form two, one in class 8 while the last is in Grade 4.
With her father, Paul Mumo, out of formal employment, the family of six is now dependent on the mother's tailoring shop and small scale horticulture farming done by the father.
The family revealed that corporates and well-known personalities who had pledged to help pay the girl's fees have not met their end of the bargain.
Paul Mumo told a local media house that only Nairobi politician Bishop Margaret Wanjiru had honoured her pledge and sent a Ksh 26,000 cheque for Faith's fees.
Area Member of Parliament Matungulu MP Stephen Mule is yet to communicate with the family despite promising to help raise her school fees.
With form one students set to report for their first day in high school on August 2nd, Mumo's parents are now calling on wellwishers to help educate their daughter.
Faith Mumo Kawee emerged top out of 1,179,192 candidates who sat the KCPE 2020 exam.
She is an alumnus of Kari Mwailu day and boarding primary school, a public school located in Makindu, Makueni County.
The top 4 pupils in the KCPE 2020 exams were from public schools shattering the myth that Kenya's public schools do not deliver quality education.