Gicharu Comes to the Rescue Of Student Who Wanted To Sell Kidney To Study Medicine.

Daniel Sifa Wanje (middle), flanked by his father Wanje Sifa Nyale (left) receives a document from the Chairman of Board of Directors of Mount Kenya University Professor Dr. Simon Gicharu (right)
Mount Kenya University (MKU) Chairman and Founder Dr. Simon Gicharu has come to the aid of a young man from Kilifi County who wanted to sell his kidney to further his education.

Daniel Sifa Wanje, 22, sat for his KCSE examinations in 2015 at Ribe Boys High School and scored B+ and was determined to sell his vital organs to help secure admission in MKU.

However, Dr. Gicharu, who met the boy and his father, Wanje Nyale in Mombasa, said the university would allow him to realise his dreams and pursue bachelor of medicine and surgery.

“The University will cater for all his expenses, including tuition, hostel fees and out of pocket support for the first academic year,” said Gicharu.

He added that being born of a poor background was never an excuse not to achieve one’s dreams in life.

“When I heard the family sending out a passionate appeal to well-wishers and the boy’s determination to sell one of his kidneys to help him achieve his education, I was touched. I reasoned that a medical doctor trainee should have all the vital organs including kidneys intact. I have therefore come to his rescue,” he said.

It was a moment of joy for the father and son when they met Dr. Gicharu and received a commitment letter from Mount Kenya University making his dream of becoming a doctor come true. The sixth born in a family of nine said abject poverty at home pushed him to the thought of selling one of his kidneys to enable him join a university of his choice and realise his dreams of becoming a medical doctor.

“I will strive hard in earning a college degree and support my family and humanity,” said a jovial Wanje.

His 59 year old father shed tears of joy as he profusely thanked Dr. Gicharu and the University for the Scholarship that would guarantee his son admission to college.

He said his son is a very studious and determined boy who excelled from a backwater high school.
Mzee Nyale acknowledged the fact that he was poor and could not raise money required to pay the university fees as three of his other children were also in secondary school.

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