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Kanga High: Orphaned Student Reports to Form One with Empty Box

It is a story of the audacity of hope and the ability to see beyond the current tribulations.

A 15-year-old Form One student shocked teachers at Kanga High School when he reported to the learning institution with an empty box.

Even though he did not meet all the admission requirements, Geoffrey Omollo walked into the school during the Wednesday, May 4, exercise and pleaded not to be sent back home.

According to the viral images seen by, the determined learner’s metal box only had a dictionary, Kamusi and a pair of sports shoes that had been used earlier.

Also, as his fellow freshmen were led by their parents and guardians in long queues to be cleared, Omollo was not accompanied by anyone as he is a total orphan.

Speaking to Nation, the young man said those were the only items he could raise adding that even the shoes were donated to him by his neighbour.

“That’s all I could raise since I have no parent. Even the few books and shoes were donated to me by a neighbour whose son had completed high school. The neighbour also gave me the money I used to purchase the box while a relative provided me with a fare to school,” said Omollo.

Geoffrey Omollo. PHOTO | COURTESY

It is worth noting that Kanga High is highly sought after due to its good performance and the boy feared losing the lifetime chance. In the 2021 KCSE, it obtained more than 20 A’s.

Omollo secured a chance at the school after scoring 387 marks in his KCPE examinations.

Nonetheless, Kanga Principal Rueben Kodiango said they had admitted the student and will provide him with the basics.

Kodiango also appealed to well-wishers to come to his rescue so he could fulfil his dreams.

The boy’s predicament elicited reactions on social media.

Lois Myke said: “His future is in God’s hands, he knows you even before you were born.”

Chepo Piloh said: “This has melted my heart this morning. May God see him through. I’ve been in the same shoe. Life without parents is hell on earth.”

Dan Odinde Paul said: “Young man you are going far, just keep your head up. A brighter future awaits you.”

Chepkirui Sigilai said: “This is so heartbreaking and unfortunately it is where most Kenyans are may God help all parents so that they can provide for their children.”

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Wambui Munyeki said: “God let there be destiny connectors for this young man for he took a bold step in faith that he will study despite everything…to the greater glory of your name.”

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