Orphaned student in Budalangi threatens suicide over remedial fee

The needy student from Budalangi Busia County. Her mother, a widow of seven has been forced to be on high alert twenty four seven fearing for the life of her daughter. Photo: Gilbert Ochieng

A Form two student from Ruambwa Sub location in Bunyala North Ward in Budalangi Constituency has been threatening to end her life over lack of remedial and borehole cash demanded by her school.

Speaking to Education News at her Munginia village home today, the girl’s mother, a widowed mother of seven said being unemployed, she could not manage to raise money to pay her daughter’s remedial lessons.

The parent who had sought anonymity further said though her daughter who is learning at Moiben Girls Secondary School in Eldoret is sponsored by a well-wisher who is paying school fees only, remedial money rested squarely on her shoulder.

She further said the school management board had asked each student to pay KSh4,000 for the construction of a borehole at the institution when schools reopen for second term.

“My daughter owes the school KSh6,000 for remedial and sh4,000 for the borehole all totaling to KSh10,000. All this money is supposed to be paid when students resume learning and I am unable to raise this,” said the parent.

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She at the same time said owing to lack of money, her daughter had been threatening to commit suicide, a situation she said had forced her to monitor her daughter’s movement closely twenty four seven.

The orphaned student is supposed to resume learning on Wednesday this week.

“I therefore appealing to any well-wisher to support the student to enable her return to school with the required money,” she said.

She can be reached through her mobile number 0113505247 or 0726264153.

By Gilbert Ochieng

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