A 14-year old student has expressed readiness to sell his kidney or any other body organ to raise school fees. Jeffray Swaka, who has gained admission into a secondary school, resorted to the decision after his single mother, who is bedridden after being involved in a road accident was unable to raise the money needed for admission, reports Kenya’s standarddigital.co.ke.
“I am ready to sell my kidney or any other body organ to raise fees for my secondary school studies. I want to study medicine after completing my secondary school,” said Swaka.
The 14-year old and second born son in a family of three has failed to meet the deadline of reporting to school as required in his admission letter.
He was supposed to report at the school on February 3, 2016.
Selinah, his mother, who hawks second hand clothes, can no longer carry on with her business after he involvement in an accident last October, leaving her leg and arm broken
“I have nothing to cling on. The accident cost me a lot. I lost everything and I am unable to raise fees for my son, he is hard working and I am sure if he gets a sponsor he will do his best to achieve his dream career,” said Ms Akhwale.
She said attempts to get support from sponsors such as Equity Bank’s Wing to fly, KCB, Palm House, CDF and other bursary kitties remain fruitless as the only response she received was ‘not successful’.
“I cry a lot when my son asks me mum when will I join secondary yet I am unable to answer him because the situation is tough on me. I could have worked on people’s farms to raise his fees though I am crippled due to the accident,” the distraught mother said.
The young Swaka is hoping for a miracle to join secondary school as he has resorted to prayers for a well-wisher.
“I am ready to do anything to get money for my school fees. My dream of studying medicine is alive even though it has been hit by uncertainty of raising fees,” he said.