- In a letter seen by the Star on Friday, Bruno Kibet explained that he did not have enough money to attend High School.
- Kibet said he did not qualify for the Equity or Elimu Scholarship, as he schooled in a private school.
A class 8 candidate who scored 360 marks in the 2022 KCPE has written to US Ambassador Meg Whitman, requesting a scholarship.
In a letter seen by the Star on Friday, Bruno Kibet explained that he did not have enough money to attend High School.
Kibet said he did not qualify for the Equity or Elimu Scholarship, as he schooled in a private school.
"Kindly Ambassador, I'm requesting that you assist me to pay for my high school fees," the handwritten letter reads in part.
Kibet his supposed to join form one at Cheborge Boys' High School in Kericho and is expected to report on February 6.
If sponsored, the boy vowed to work hard to qualify for a scholarship at a US-based university, where he plans to study nursing.
"So that I can come back to Kenya to help the sick people like my mother who died of cancer," he added.
"Please assist me. I have watched you on TV doing charity work. Thanks and God bless you."
Speaking to the Star, Kibet's aunt Jane Chepkemboi said the boy attended Crescent Academy in Baringo County.
His results read as; English (B+), Kiswahili 9B+), Mathematics (A-), Science (B+), and Social Studies and Religious Education (B+).
Kibet, who is a total orphan, is under Chepkemboi's care and they live in Uasin Gishu County.
Chepkemboi says she is no longer able to shoulder the burden of schooling him since she has other kids to attend to.
"The father passed away in 2012 from epilepsy while his mother had cancer and left us in 2019," the paternal aunt said.
Attached to the boy's letter were his KCPE exam results, a calling letter to Cheborge Boys' High School and his parents' death certificates.