'Please, help me' — JSS 2 student storms popular street to beg for school fees

A form two (JSS 2) student, Mellan Njeri, at Kihumbu-ini Secondary School, Kenya has taken to the streets to beg for help with school fees.


In the photos that have surfaced online, Njeri stood strategically in Nairobi’s Central Business District carrying a placard with the words “please help me with school fees.”

It was gathered that, Mellan who was dressed in her full school uniform was sent out of school after her mother was unable to raise the money.

The Standard reports that the teenager was sent home over arrears of KSh 29,177 (N109,175).

Reports show that the student and her friend Mary Wanjiru had already reached Langata Road, Parliament Road, Processional Way, Kenyatta Avenue, and Moi Avenue in Kenya but were yet to raise even a paltry KSh 500 (N1,870.92).

“We arrived at the city centre around 8 am. She is my friend and neighbour that is why I accompanied her since I know her and the family,” Njeri’s friend said.

Her mother Anne Wangechi Mureithi confirmed the story.

“She has been in and out of school and when she arrived home on September 10, I had no other option and that is how we decided to write the banner and allow her to travel from Ruiru to Nairobi,” mother expressed.

When the school was contacted, a secretary admitted that the institution is aware of Njeri’s case but the mother is yet to go there physically for a chat with the administration.

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