Kakamega County Women Representative Hon Elsie Muhanda has today vowed to support orphaned children left in various homes by their estranged or dead parents to further their education and improve their living standards.
Speaking today in Malaha/Makunga/Isongo Ward, Mumias East Constituency, Hon Elsie expressed her concerns to children living in poor conditions with little support in matters of education. This comes after her grassroots representaives raised an alarm over a bright boy child who scored 361 marks in last year’s KCPE but failed to secure high school education despite having been invited to join Nyang’ori High School. The boy identified as Quinton Shikuku is a total orphan who lost his parents at a toddler age. He was picked by relatives who have been raising him with difficulties due to the high costs of living.
Quinton’s case was brought to Hon Elsie’s office, an appeal that drew the County Mp to swiftly save the situation on learning that the boy had missed the school for a duration of three months. It took her initiative to make arrangements on how the young star would join his dream school.
Quinton’s prayers came to reality after the good-hearted and kind Women leader paid him a courtesy call with lots of school goodies. Quinton expressed his happiness and appreciation to the County Women leader by promising to work hard in school. Quinton, a former pupil at Emuhalari Primary School will report to Nyang’ori High School tomorrow courtesy of the office of Women Representative.
Speaking shortly after donating school items, Hon Elsie said that she is keen on sponsoring various children in the county to validate their dreams which were shuttered either by absentee parents or fate which could not be avoided.
“My love for child education remains in my heart, I vow to make sure that I will support two students per sub-county to open up dreams of many children who fail to acquire education due to poverty.” Said Hon Elsie amind claps.
Her love as a mother according to her is the willpower that has driven her in sponsoring the young people by creating an improved environment fit for the upbringing of a child.
Hon Elsie, however, lauded the guardians at various homes who have dedicated their lives in saving innocent souls by taking care of them as good Samaritans sent from above despite the harsh conditions of inadequate supply of resources to cater for their needs.
She was accompanied by Malaha/Makunga/Isongo MCA Hon Lucas Radoli who also vowed to closely work with her office to raise up young people through education support.