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Photos of Humble Elderly Guardians Admitting Kin to Kapsabet Boys Moves Kenyans

Photos of Form One student and his elderly kin at Kapsabet High School during the admission exercise have gone viral on social media.

In the photos, the student’s guardians are donning their traditional Turkana regalia, standing outside the imposing administration block of Kapsabet High School.
identified the determined learner as Fred Amurio who, together with his guardians had travelled from the far-flung village of Lokwi in Turkana East to Kapsabet to secure an admission at the prestigious Kapsabet High.

Amurio scored 403 marks in the 2021 KCPE examinations and had been aided to join the Nandi county-based learning institution by a team of well-wishers, who got touched by his story.

Fred Amurio’s guardians. PHOTO | COURTESY

In 2021, the 16-year-old’s family suffered a major loss when bandits attacked them and made away with their herd of cattle, which was their only hope.

In the incident, the bandits killed Amurio’s elder brother who was their breadwinner.

After the young boy posted great results in his national exams, his family friend Kristof Anam took to social media imploring well-wishers to come to Amurio’s rescue so that he can further his education and realise his dreams.

As fate could have it, the well-wishers responded to the call for help enabling the young man to join the national school.

The photos elicited emotional reactions on social media.

Willy Onyiego said: “This boy has a very bright future ahead of him. No man is limited for sure.”

Githuka Wainaina said: “May he be the one. Poverty has a way of shaming even the most hard-hearted. May he be the one.”

Joseph K Salem said: “A little spark of kindness can put a colossal burst of sunshine in someone’s life. May God bless all those who stood in support of this young man.”

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Mary Wainana said: “He will fly high and conquer all the obstacles in life and become a respected person in this country and abroad in Jesus Mighty name.”
Bryan Kypchirchir said: “May Allah help this guy through his success…to prove, the saying that education is the equalizer that can make you dine with the King.”

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