Machakos Deputy Governor Francis Mwangangi has given hope to a young boy from Tumba in Mumbuni North Ward after handing him a full High school scholarship.
Diezel Mumo did his KCPE at Manza Primary and got 349 marks and was called to join Kangundo High School.
Due to their family status, he could not join Form one. This prompted him to go to the celebrations at People’s park and seek assistance to join High school.
“I heard that there were celebrations at People’s Park and the Governor would attend so I told my mum that I was going to go and try my luck if I was going to get any assistance to get school fees, so I put on my uniform and went,” said Diezel.
“When I arrived, I asked if there was anyone from Mumbuni North and I was shown some ladies who took me to the MC of the event who later introduced me to the Deputy Governor and through that now I will be joining Form one courtesy of the DG,” he added.
Addressing the press Diezel’s mother Eunice Mueni could not hide her joy narrating how she has gone through trouble after she parted ways with her husband and was left to take care of her three kids.
“After I parted ways with my husband we rented a house at Tumba, and it has been hectic taking care of these kids because we do not have the resources. When Diezel did his exams I did not know what to do,” said Eunice.
“Yesterday after he told me he was going to People’s park I did not discourage him. Through his determination now he is able to go to school and I am grateful to our Deputy Governor for coming to my aid,” she added.
Peninah Wambua who comes from Mumbuni North said that the boy spotted her during the celebrations and through that she and other ladies linked him to the Deputy Governor.
“Yesterday during the Women’s day celebration I saw this boy and I knew him so I and other ladies linked him to the Deputy Governor,” Peninah said.
“This family is going through a lot and even as we speak they are owed rent where they live and if they could get help with accommodation we really would appreciate it,” she added.