Kenyan Boy Offers To Sell His Kidney For Secondary School Fees


Kakamega – A 15-year-old boy who sat for his KCPE examination last year at Kongoni primary school in Likuyani Sub County and managed to score 401 marks has offered to sell his kidney to raise secondary school fees.

Speaking to West FM, Benjamin Wanjala who hails from a poverty stricken family at Furfural village, Kongoni location, said he first did KCPE in 2013 together with his elder sister where he managed to score 372 marks while his sister got 282 marks.

He received an admission letter from Chebisaas Boys High School in Uasin Gishu county but his father Bernard Manyasi wasn’t able to take the two of them to secondary schools and begged him to allow his sister to join form one.

Wanjala says he obeyed his father’s decision and opted to repeat standard eight hoping to score 400 marks and above so that he could get sponsorship of which he managed to score 401 but it has become a nightmare for him to secure admission in secondary school.

The boy who has been selected to join Mang’u High School in Kiambu county would like to be a surgeon after completing his education but he says it seems he will not realize his dream due to lack of school fees.

After his father has tried all means possible to raise school fees without success, the boy has now offered to sale his kidney to secure admission in secondary school.

“Because my father is unable to raise my fees, I have at my tender age offered to sell my kidney, our science teacher taught us that a person can survive with one kidney and for me I’m ready to part with one of my kidneys to realize my dreams,” said the little boy.

His father Bernard Manyasi who lives with his family on a 0.2 acre land survives by baking bricks on the same land says the burden has weighed heavily on him since he already have two daughters in form two and three who are also facing school fees challenges.

He said during the December holiday his son helped him in making bricks and he has 10,000 bricks which are ready for sale but he hasn’t got a market.

He adds that his efforts to get help from the ward and CDF bursary kitties have been in vain.

“I went to my MCA Robert Makhanu but I didn’t get any assistance, I also visited my MP Dr. Enoch Kibunguchy but all has been in vain, and more painful when I approached one of the elected leaders from this sub county he rudely chased me away from his office warning me not to take my burden to him,” said a disappointed Manyasi.

Manyasi says his son is disciplined and hardworking and if he gets a sponsor he will realize his dreams of becoming a surgeon.

The area sub county education officer David Esemele Mwandihi has also sent a passionate appeal to well wishers to help this bright brain so that it doesn’t go to waste.

“This boy was among the top ten in the sub county and he really deserve to join a national school and I can see a bright future in him, I therefore appeal to local leaders and other well wishers to help him join high school. I tell you he will be resourceful to the community,” said Mwandihi.

According to Kongoni primary school head teacher Julius Matere, Wanjawa was among the best candidates the school has produced saying he was always above average and top of his class and his classmates had nicknamed him professor.

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