A day after a Kenyan student Mellan Njeri went viral on social media after she hot the streets to beg for her school fees, well-wishers in the east African country have come to her aid.
Clad in full school uniform, the teenager moved from one street to the other hoping to raise the school fees arrears of KSh 29,000 required for her to be allowed back into school.
Njeri is a Form Two student at Kihumbu-ini Secondary School in Murang’a county. As of yesterday afternoon, her efforts had not paid much though as she had not raised more than KSh 500.
That, however, is all be behind her as well-wishers led by Ndungu Nyoro have today come together to contribute towards the teenager’s needs.
In a post on his Facebook page, the philanthropist revealed that he has received funds that will go towards clearing the balance so that the girl sits for her upcoming exams without worries.
He disclosed that he had KSh 30,000 from one Dave Kim Kioko, which was enough to sort the arrears.
“We have also received KSh 10,000 from a friend in the diaspora towards the same, and another friend also sent KSh 5,000,” he wrote.
Earlier on, Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga had also expressed interest in meeting the girl and helping her out.
“Kindly share her parents contact if you have it or bring her to my office at KICC. I am going to pay her school fees, buy her shoes, and give general support,” she wrote on Facebook.
The politician also questioned the Ministry of Education for saying that no student should be chased away from school because of school fees.