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Ex-street boy’s dream comes true as he joins Mang’u High.

Laikipia Women Rep. Catherine Waruguru (extreme left) escorts Abraham Kairu to Mang'u High School where he was admitted to Form 1 after scoring 400 marks in last year's KCPE. With her is Dr. Susan Mwanzia (extreme right) of Kenyatta Trust and Kairu's adopted guardian Charity Wairimu (Partly hidden in red).
A former Nanyuki street boy’s dreams of joining a premier secondary school and pursue an aviation course has been realised with his admission to Mang’u High School on Friday.

Abraham Kairu, 15, who scored 400 marks, was included in Kenyatta Trust’s list of 50 students from the needy family background after Laikipia Women Representative Catherine Wanjiku Waruguru took up his case and organised for his sponsorship.

An elated Kairu could not hide his joy as he went through the mandatory logistics to join this prestigious school.

Kairu has been surviving from begging as his mother could not afford to provide even the most of basics needs such as food and shelter.

Hon. Waruguru was forced to arrange for his adoption by a foster guardian, Charity Wairimu, since the mother seemed to compound the boy’s dream to continue with his education.

“The boy has been surviving under the mercy of well-wishers and the teachers of St. Moses Primary School, Nanyuki where he was schooling. They have no permanent place to call home and have survived through seeking shelter from different people,” said the Women Rep.

However, the legislator said that even though the mother was free to visit the son any time she felt the need, she will do so on condition that she will not attempt to interfere with his studies. Kairu will be in the custody of his guardian until he was through schooling.

Dr. Susan Mwanzia of the Kenyatta Trust assured Kairu that the organisation has offered him full scholarship on condition that he worked hard in class.

“We have offered him full scholarship but he has to maintain good grades. We usually set very high targets of Grade B Plain so that beneficiaries of this scholarship do not lose focus along the way,” said Dr. Mwanzia.

Kairu’s family has history of challenges due to the mother’s predicaments. Kairu’s case is a replica of his eight elder siblings who were forcefully taken away from their mother during former President Mwai Kibaki’s term and handed over to different children’s homes where they were offered full scholarships.

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