The internet is such a powerful thing, especially social media. Kelvin Muriuki Nderitu scored 372 marks in last year’s KCPE examinations. He received a letter to join Nyeri High School, where the annual fee was a whooping 53,000. Kelvin’s dream was to be a pilot when he grows up, and he wouldn’t let the dream go. He resolved crushing stones so that he would raise the amount, and the story hit the headlines.
One former Air-force officer went to Kelvin’s site and saw what he was doing, then called his fellow retired officers to action, in a whatsapp group! Within a night, close to two years’ school fees had been collected by the 200+ former commandos. They vowed to see to it that the kid completes his high school education, with one member volunteering to escort Kelvin to his new school.He picked him from his former school, as his former schoolmates watched amazed.