In a rare show that wowed Kenyans, police from Maragua police station in Murang’a county have intervened in the case of Linet Muthoni who attempted to take her own life after her family failed to raise her form one school fees.
Muthoni who scored an impressive 303 marks out of the possible 500 in 2020 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations, joined her dream school on Sunday, August 8 after the intervention of the law enforcers.
Muthoni’s parents had failed to raise the requisite school fees and purchase learning materials and personal effects, with the teenager threatening to harm herself.
Her plight caught the attention of neighbours who sought police intervention.
Officers from Maragua Police Station in Murang’a County responded to their calls and rescued her before mobilizing resources to see her join her school of choice.
The law enforcers also offered her counseling before facilitating her admission to secondary school with her overjoyed mother expressing her gratitude.
“I want to thank the OCS (Cleophas Juma), the principal, the Chief and all other well-wishers who assisted my daughter. God bless them for their kind gesture,” Lucy Wangechi’, the mother, stated after enrolling her at Kiangunyi Girls Secondary School.
“I had lost all hope. I thought I would be condemned to doing menial jobs because I did not think my parents would be able to enroll me in school,” the Form One student appreciated.
Murang’a Assistant County Commissioner, Joshua Okello, stated that he coordinated the efforts to get the girl to school after the OCS reached out to him.
OCS Juma reached out to the girl’s mother, summoned her to the police station and broke the good news to her in the company of officers who raised the funds.
“When the case reached him, he took up the matter very actively and had even talked to the principal of the secondary school informing her to expect the girl,” Okello said.