A bright but needy student from Mochongoi Ward, Baringo County risks missing out to join University and pursue the dream of his life after his guardian was killed in the banditry-prone Ngelecha area in Arabal and his family displaced.

In 2013, 19 year old Henry Biwott Muge’s family were forced to move from their Ngelecha home following an attack by marauding bandits who in the wake, drove away all their livestock after killing his step-father, the man who paid his school fees.

His family now becomes a statistic of the many families whose lives have been shattered and rendered poor. They are now homeless in Laikipia County where another round of attacks left three Police Officers dead two days ago inside Laikipia Nature Conservancy.

Disturbed by constant attacks, Henry scored 257 Marks in his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education KCPE at Mochongoi Primary School after transferring from Ngelecha Primary following their displacement.

He was admitted to Aiyam Secondary School in Rumuruti in Laikipia County where he scored a Mean Grade of B in last year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary School Education (KSCE).

“I have never known peace in my life. I have had all the challenges but I promised myself to do my best in my secondary school because education is the key to success,” he said.

A first born in a family of 9, Biwott hope to rescue his family from the jaws of poverty is now hanging in the balance as his only hope that is education diminishing with each passing day.

“I have no money to join the University. I have never obtained by KCSE Certificate too because of huge fee balance.” He says.

The boy now pleads for well-wishers and the government to help him raise funds to enable him join University and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, his childhood dream.

“The bandits could even steal our livestock but spare the life of my guardian because that is the person who could pay my school fee,” he says.

After the displacement of his family, Henry is now taking refuge at a Pastor’s house in Chemintany Village in Kerio Valley where he is doing menial jobs.

“I have decided to take him in because he has no place to stay. He is a very bright boy but if nothing is done, he will just be a wasted brain. I ask for anyone who reads this to help him by way of paying his university fees. After the attack, everybody in his family went in their own direction. It is a sad state of affairs,” says Salim Chumba, the Presiding pastor, Chemintany AIC in Kinyach Location, Bartabwa Ward.

To reach him for any help, you can call Pastor Salim Chumba through 0725717894

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