Kipkurui scored 430 marks out of the possible 500 in the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) national exams becoming the best candidate in Nandi county and the 7th nationally.
But despite the celebrations, his father Mzee Sambu, a peasant in the was not at peace when it appeared to him that he would soon be obliged to pay school fees for his son.
The family’s demand was so loud that the old man stated that he had to borrow a coat for the media interview when he discovered that reporters were heading to his home. He never imagined that at one point his son would become the talk on big national radios and TV stations.
“I have nothing, totally nothing. The way you see today, I had to borrow this coat when I heard the press was coming to my home for this interview. I don’t even have a single cent. I’m appealing to the government to come to the boy’s rescue,” he said.
You know we come from a very humble background. My father is jobless and he has no other source of come. No one knows where the family will be able to get money for Abiud’s fees. My father left early in the morning to meet some politician over the matter,” his brother said.
But thanks to the Nandi County Governor Stephen Sang who has taken over the responsibility of educating Abiud Kipkurui. His parents are among the forest evictees and are living by the roadside.