Sakaja to pay secondary, university fee for bright Busia boy

Sakaja to pay secondary, university fee for bright Busia boy

By Joshua Cheloti

It is a dream come true for a boy from Busia County after Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja offered to pay school fees for him.

The boy identified as Carloz Barasa sought financial support from Sakaja during a burial event in the county on January 21, 2023.

In a tweet, the Nairobi County boss said Baraza had scored 354 marks in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE).

However, his dream to proceed to secondary school looked in vain due to the lack of fees.

However, his dream is back on track with Sakaja offering to pay not only secondary school fees but also his university expenses.

While announcing his decision to support the boy, Sakaja described him as brave.

“Carlos Baraza is a blessed and brave young man. Carlos came up to me crying in the middle of my condolence message at Mzee Magoba’s funeral in Busia. He got 354 in KCPE but had no hope due to lack of fees. I will sponsor him for the entire 4 years of High School and University,” the governor tweeted.

Sakaja was in Murumba Village, Marachi Central, Butula in Busia County for the funeral service of Mzee Silvanus Magoba.

Magoba was the father to the Lower Savannah ward Member of the County Assembly (MCA) in Embakasi East.

“Mzee Sylvanus lived a long great life of service and was promoted to glory at age 102. RIP Papa,” Sakaja had said in another post on his verified Twitter handle.

This is not the first time that Sakaja is offering to support a needy student complete their studies.

In November 2022, he committed to taking a street boy to school.

Sakaja met the street boy during an impromptu inspection of road refurbishment works in the Nairobi CBD.

“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.

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