In Summary
  • David Purisaro wrote the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations at Tilak Primary School in Kapenguria Ward, West Pokot County.
  • To join his "dream school" - Chepkorinisyo Boys' High school - Mr Purisaro needs Sh50,000 for school fees and Sh20,000 for shopping and mandatory items.
  • The boy has been living with his grandmother, a widow, in a rented house at Mawingo Road slums in Makutano.
  • His grandmother and neighbour have appealed for help for well-wishers and Governor John Lonyangapuo.

A 15 -year-old orphan boy, who scored 347 marks in the national primary school examinations, has resorted to selling roasted maize with his grandmother for lack of school fees.

David Purisaro wrote the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations at Tilak Primary School in Kapenguria Ward, West Pokot County.

DREAM SCHOOL

To join his "dream school" - Chepkorinisyo Boys' High school - Mr Purisaro needs Sh50,000 for school fees and Sh20,000 for shopping and mandatory items.

He cannot raise these amounts because his parents died while he was young.

The boy has been living with his grandmother, a widow, in a rented house at Mawingo Road slums in Makutano.

He said he decided to sell maize with his grandmother on the streets of Kapenguria town after seeking in vain for financial aid.

“All my friends have joined form one yet I roast maize,” he said and asked the public for help.

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