Girl Overcomes Wildlife Attack To Scores 405 Marks.
A family in Kimagandura village, Laikipia North sub-county, has reason to rejoice after their child received 405 marks in the 2021 KCPE results, which were released on Monday.
This is despite the many challenges of trekking long distances and fear of wild animal attacks.
Roseline Natasha, 14, of Reteti Primary School, told the press on Tuesday, “I would walk for four kilometers to school every day and some times in the morning, I would come across some elephants along the way, forcing me to go back home for fear of being attacked.”
Natasha also mentioned that when it rained, the river that separated her home and the school flooded, causing her to miss some school lessons.
She stated that having a supportive family and teachers aided her in receiving good grades, but she believes she would have received much higher grades if they had not been present.
Natasha aspires to attend Kenya high school and eventually become an engineer.
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Natasha’s father, Solomon Nong’iso, stated that whenever there was a problem in the family, she would help with some house chores, robbing her of valuable study time.
“However, I am very happy for my child’s good performance and we are very grateful. If she was in a better studying environment, she would have scored much better.
“Sometimes she would come home before time for fear of elephant attacks,” said Nong’iso, revealing that Natasha was a very bright child from an early age.
The family hopes that after she completes her education, she will be able to lift them out of poverty.
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