• This is the second time in as many months Sakaja has given hope to a young soul of a brighter future borne of advanced education.
• Three months ago, the governor pulled a homeless boy off the streets and pledged to finance his education.
Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has taken one more KCPE graduate under his care and offered to sponsor her secondary education.
The first-term county boss has built a reputation for coming to the aid of bright but underprivileged children and pledged to educate them.
The latest beneficiary of his benevolence is a girl from Roysambu whose future looked bleak thanks to lack of school fees to pursue her secondary education.
"Thanks my brother Ngaruiya Junior for highlighting the story of Margaret from Roysambu who scored 391 in KCPE but lost hope for high school due to fees," Sakaja said in a brief on Twitter.
"I’ve taken her up under our scholarship programme and will educate her for the next four years. She will excel," he added.
This is the second time in as many months Sakaja has given hope of a brighter future to a young soul borne out of advanced education.
Three months ago, the governor pulled a homeless boy off the streets of Nairobi and pledged to finance his education.
Sakaja crossed paths with the boy by chance during an impromptu inspection of the paving of pedestrian walkways in the CBD on November 15, 2022.
"Ibrahim Ali. This young man touched my heart. While inspecting works in the CBD, he walked up to me and said he wants to go to school. He has now found a family and will go to school. I see a bright future," Sakaja said.
The boy had been living on the streets for months after being abandoned.