Kericho: an orphan student at the University of Kabianga asks for financial support to complete his studies
Ezra Kipruto Kikore, a student at Kabianga University in Kericho, appeals to political leaders and supporters for financial support to complete his studies.
Kipkore has been in school on and off due to a lack of funding for accommodation and meals, which has pushed him to the brink of despair.
A Facebook post by Gerald Bitok showed that Kipkore is a total orphan from Tenden sub-location in Cherangany, West Marakwet constituency in Elgeyo Marakwet County.
He is a sophomore pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Education (ECDE)
“I am struggling to pay KSh 1,500 for the rent of a house in Kabianga and also struggling to find food,” Kipkore said.
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“My guardian Maureen Jepkosgei is no longer able to support me as she is also unemployed,” Kipkore added.
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The 20-year-old student was forced to look for other ways to survive on campus by milking cows in one of the facility’s farmers’ houses.
The little money he would get has allowed him to pay rent and buy food since he joined university, but he says that recently the owner sold the animals and he doesn’t could get anything to support himself.
“Life got tough, and I chose to get casual work after school, I was given a part-time job milking the cows, in exchange for a small pay for the rent of my house. and meals.
“But recently I lost the job,” added Ezra
Jobless and penniless, Ezra went for almost three days without food, forcing him to look for ways to get home, but he couldn’t get the prize.
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He traveled a distance of three kilometers to the town of Kapsoit.
A bus driver accompanies Kipruto
There he begged a high school driver who had taken students on a trip and was on his way back to Nandi County to offer him a lift to Nandi so he could find his way home.
“While I was in Kapsoit town in Kericho, I saw a bus written Aldai Girls High School and shouted to the driver to help me reach Nandi because from Nandi to Kapcherop is cheaper .”
“So the driver heard my call and transported me to Nandihills Town where I got off. He bought me lunch before calling the reporters to come and air my story for help” , did he declare.
Nandihills Town supporters donated money for the student to return home. While in school, Ezra said he tried to apply for aid loans but got nothing.
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To help Ezra, he can be reached at 0799339134.
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