Friday, December 10, was a historical day for the single mother of two who saw her dreams come true after Mt Kenya University offered her a full scholarship after being moved by her heartbreaking story.
Speaking to a local media station on Saturday, December 11, at her home in Chepchoina village in Endebess constituency, the A- student accepted the offer to join the university. She went on to thank the administration of the institution for helping her actualize her dreams.
Nafula promised to put in work and fulfill her dreams and also empower and impact other vulnerable individuals in society. She expressed her readiness to leave the posho mill job.
“I would like to appreciate Prof Simon Gicharu of Mt Kenya University for granting me the opportunity to go back to school. I want to assure all those who volunteered to help me that I will work hard and excel so that I also help other vulnerable individuals,” she stated.
MKU founder and Board of Directors Chairman, Simon Gicharu, noted that the scholarship will enable Nafula finally achieve her dreams in education.
“I was touched when I saw her story on TV. I asked myself, how can we as Kenyans allow her to stay at home for many years just because she can’t afford to join university. I would like to inform this congregation that we will give a scholarship to her.”
Nafula sat for her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) at Manor High School, Kitale in 2007. She scored an impressive A- of 71 points, a grade good enough to earn her a spot at a university of her choice.
Her story came out after it emerged that she had never received a letter to join an institution of higher learning compelling her to take up a job at a local posho mill.
Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) came out revealing that Nafula had been admitted to Moi University in 2008 to pursue a Bachelor of Tourism Management course.
“Following media reports, KUCCPS has managed to trace the records of JAB and confirmed that Nafula was indeed admitted to Moi University in 2008 to pursue a Bachelor of Tourism Management course. KUCCPS has made contact with the administration of Moi University with a view that the institution takes up the matter Nafula, who was serial number 22 in the university’s Bachelor of Tourism Management selection list of 2008/2009,” KUCCPS noted.