• Barrack Mathew Nyaribari scored 411 marks in the 2021 KCPE and was called to Mang’u high school, but the family lacked school fees take him there.

Nairobi Governor Ann Kananu
Nairobi Governor Ann Kananu
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A family in Mukuru Kwa Njenga slums is happy after Nairobi Governor Ann Kananu came to their aid, paying school fees for their 13-year-old son who risked missing out on secondary school.

Barrack Mathew Nyaribari scored 411 marks in the 2021 KCPE and was called to Mang’u high school, but the family lacked school fees take him there.

Kananu hosted the 13-year-old and his father for lunch and chipped in to ensure the bright boy does not miss out on an opportunity to join the prestigious national school.

Governor Kananu said her administration will do whatever it takes in order to make all Nairobians happy and enjoy the good fruits of devolution.

“This is what leaders are mandated to do. We should not seat and watch as our people go without food or good education. We should be supportive regardless of color, religion, tribe or family background," she said.

Barrack was issued with an executive bursary that will cater for the four years in secondary school.

His father Nyaribari is a water vendor but also sells other commodities to supplement his income.

He thanked the Governor for the support and good service delivery.

"At first, when I saw the county car I thought they’re county askaris looking for offenders. But I am very delighted, Governor. In my life, I have never boarded a county registered car with nice music and cool air from the AC. May our good God bless you," the 48-year old said.

The Governor was accompanied by county chief of staff Paul Mutungi.

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