Governor Sakaja Johnson has awarded Kimberly Nkatha an Executive Scholarship that will cover her high school education.
The bright and needy student performed well in her Kenya Certificate of Primary School (KCPE) with 408 marks out of possible 500 and was called to Mary Hill Girls High School, a national school.
The teenager posted her plight on social media appealing to well-wishers including the Governor saying “I am appealing to any well-wishers who is willing to help me to fulfil my dream of becoming an accountant. Please help me to secure my spot-on 15th January 2021”.
The teenage girl Nkatha could not hide her smile after meeting Governor Sakaja in his office this morning. Over and above executive scholarship he paid for her shopping for her admission to the high school.
The governor also offered Kimberly’s jobless single-mother a job at county.
“Kimberly Nkatha is smart, confident, and has a bright future. She wants to be an accountant. However, as at yesterday, she had no hopes of joining Form 1 due to her mother’s unemployed status,” said Governor Sakaja Johnson.
“I am glad to have met her this morning, covered her full secondary school fees and shopping (Form 1-4) and offered her mother a job. Go forth and be great Kimberly.”
She went viral after her photo holding a placard on social media, asking governor Sakaja to chip-in for her rescue.