The burden of fees for parents has been enormous especially with how the school calendar was disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Parents have about the difference of a week to clear fees of one term and move on to fees of the next term which is sometimes impossible for many.
Linus Kiprop, a form 2 student in Chevakali high school was forced to travel for 35 Kilometers, from Chevakali to Kakamega by foot on Wednesday. This is after he was reportedly sent home for school fees by the principal. He however had no fare for transport and therefore he opted to walk
By the night, he arrived at Kakamega town, a 35 Kilometer distance from school. He sought assistance from a night guard, Simon Juma, who mans a premise in the town. Touched by the boy’s troubles, he decided to help the boy find somewhere to lay his head.
The form two student is said to be a bright Student who scored 384 marks in the 2019 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education.
The young boy was visibly distraught while explaining his situation to the camera in a video clip obtained by this writer.
The principal of the school might have to be held liable for sending away a student who didn’t have bus fare to get to his home.