When the Nation caught up with her at the school, she looked exhausted.

She was wearing a dark-blue dress with a white collar – her primary school uniform – and holding the envelope containing her results slip and the calling letter.

"I have never walked for such a distance in my life. I am really tired," she said with tears rolling down her cheeks, her feet in red slippers covered with dust.

The last born girl in a family of six said she went to the school to request the management to help her get well-wishers to sponsor her education.


Deputy Principal James Wetindi said the school had accepted to admit the girl.

"We shared her plight with the school principal Ms Janet Omondi and she agreed to have the girl in school as we scout for well-wishers to stand in for her school fees," said Mr Wetindi.

He said the school management would give the girl school uniform, beddings, mattress, box and some essential books.

"We shall also stand in for her shopping. The problem remains with payment of her school fees," said Mr Wetindi.

He said the girl would be given a day off to go back home and inform her mother that she would be admitted at the school.

When the Nation visited the school on Friday, Akinyi was settling in with the other new Form One students.

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