A 24-year-old student at Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) Homa Bay town campus is appealing to well-wishers to assist her in raising school fees.
Irene Otieno Obuya, a third year student studying clinical medicine and surgery at KMTC is currently unable to continue with her studies due to financial constraints.
The student who hails from Kanyada Kothidha in Homa Bay town constituency explained that she was forced to defer her studies for a whole year and is now looking for a way to resume.
Being a partial orphan and a second born in a family of three children, Irene has been under the care of her mother Rose Anyango.
Speaking to KNA in Homa Bay town, the mother said that she has been educating her children through the help of friends and relatives and the little earnings from her farming business.
She further revealed that her husband had passed away in the year 2003 leaving her with two children to care for.
“I earn little from subsistence farming and this has been sustaining us all this while in our daily expenditures as well as paying school fees for Irene and her younger sister who just joined Form One. My first born passed away a few years before their father,” she noted.
Ms. Anyango added that after admitting her last born to secondary school, she is only able to raise Sh5, 000 out of the required Sh39, 000 for Irene’s first semester at the campus.
Irene further expressed how the hope of going back to school is slowly slipping away from her hands.
“My fellow students will be going for their attachment next week but I am unable to join them, I am therefore appealing to well-wishers to help raise my school fees so that I can achieve my dreams,” implored Irene.
Well-wishers can reach the family through cellphone 0790188442.