More support for girl in ‘cut’ saga

Pledges continue to pour in for a 15-year-old girl whose sponsor stopped paying for her education after allegations that the student had been circumcised secretly.

A Kenyan working in Canada, Mr Hussein Mohammed, who hails from Lokitaung in Turkana County, pledged to pay fees for the girl for one year.

Touched by story

“I have been touched by the story of the girl and I would like to pay her school fees for one year,” Mr Mohammed said when he called the Nation Sunday.

Narok Governor Samuel Tunai, who is meeting investors in India, said the county government will see to it that the dreams of the girl to complete her education up to university level were achieved. He described her situation as unfortunate and should not have been allowed to happen.

Transport company, South Sioux Farm Limited’s director Amrik Sikh promised to pay Sh252,450 for her fees.

“We have communicated with the school principal, and we will be handing over the first payment of Sh150,000 to the school this afternoon,’ a spokesperson of the company said through the phone.
The girl, who is in Form Two at State House Girls High School in Nairobi was allowed to continue with her studies last Wednesday after Nation highlighted her predicament.

She had obtained a medical report to prove that she is not circumcised.

She had stayed at home for more than a week not knowing what to do after her sponsor withdrew support.

The school principal, Mrs Joan Rampei Muoti said several people had also called the school offering assistance and the girl will now be able to realise her dream.

“As a school, we are happy for the positive response from well-wishers and it is the right gesture,” she added.

A centre in Suswa, Narok County that had been paying her fees decided to stop doing so, claiming she had been secretly circumcised, but doctors at the Narok District Hospital said she was not circumcised.

 source   daily nation
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