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Sonko touched by bright, needy schoolgirl’s plea for financial help

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has come to the aid of a needy student who went public with plea to well-wishers to help her raise school fees.

Margaret Koki, who has been selected to join State House Girls High School, made the plea a month after other Form Students took up their places.

Touched by the young girl’s plight, Sonko has now offered to pay her school. In the Facebook post, Koki is captured asking for the philanthropic governor’s help saying her jobless mother is unbale to raise the full school fees and funds for other school requirements.

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“I was called in State House Girls. I was supposed to join Form One latest on Monday but due to lack of school fees, I have yet not reported. My mother is a single parent, she is jobless and is taking care of my grandmother. For now, she has paid Sh11,000 and the balance is Sh17,000. Also, the uniform plus bedding is Sh34,000. I humbly request you to help me,” she says in the video.

The young girl also promised that when she quenches her thirst for education and becomes successful she will also help needy children.

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In response, Sonko said: “I have just come across this video on social media, can the parents of this bright girl who has been called to State House Girls reach out to my office immediately and not later than today? This girl must go to school today, we have to support the future generation who are leaders of tomorrow.”

Sonko is well known for his compassion and philanthropy. The former governor has in the past cleared hospital bills and come to the aid of families struck by calamities.

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