• In the afternoon, the student had only collected Ksh 500 from a passersby.

Senator Omanga and Njeri
Senator Omanga and Njeri
Image: Courtesy

Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga has expressed disappointment after a Form-two student took to the streets to beg for school fees. 

On Wednesday, 15-year-old Mellan Njeri Njuguna took to the streets of Nairobi with a placard, begging well-wishers to help her raise the school fees. 

"Please help me with school fees," read the placard carried by Njeri, who was dressed in school uniform.

Mellan Njeri with a placard
Mellan Njeri with a placard
Image: Courtesy

 The appeal by the student has attracted the attention of nominated Senator Millicent Omanga, who expressed disappointment on the student lacking fees. 

In a social media post, Omanga wrote;

"This is very heartbreaking! As a mother, it has brought me down to my knees. I am left wondering is it just rhetoric talk when Ministry of Education says no student should be chased away from school because of school fees?

A fee balance of 29,177 can easily be sorted with NGAAF, CDF or even County bursary. I am looking for this girl.

Kindly share her parents contact if you have it or bring her to my office at KICC. I am going to pay for her school fees, buy her shoes and give general support."

The student had made a few rounds in major highways on the city on Wednesday, and by around 1.pm she had only collected Ksh 500 from a passersby.

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