Initial reports indicate that student who is yet to be identified was given the rare treat by the official opposition leader because he comes from a humble background.
People initially thought that the form one student’s affluent parents had chartered the expensive flight only to later realize it was the AU special envoy who was behind the chopper ride.
Maranda National school is one of the best performing schools in the Country, with the school producing two of the top 15 best performers in the 2020 KCSE released earlier this year.
The school’s best performer was Henry Madaga, who emerged eighth-best in the national ranking, and was second-best in Nyanza region with a straight A of 87.046 points.
Second best in the school was Kiprono Howard, ranking 13th nationally, with a performance index of 86.949. Maranda had 48 candidates scoring straight As, A- (142), B+ (104), B (67), B- (34), C+ (30), C (17), C- (8) while two had D+.
In a related story, another student trekked a distance of 50 Kilometers from his home to secure admission St Joseph’s Boys School, a national school in Kitale.
The student, George Masinde feared that if he failed to report to school that day, he would miss a once in a lifetime chance to learn at the prestigious institution.
“I feared for my life, but thinking of my future life and career, I had no option other than to take a walk,” Masinde stated.
His mother Damaris Mutenyo could not believe it, waking up to attend to his garden only to be informed by the neighbors that the son had decided to trek to Kitale to secure his place.
“I woke up at around 6 am to attend to my vegetable business and was shocked to be told by neighbours that my boy had decided to trek to Kitale to secure the space,” she stated.