A middle aged woman in Kasarani Mwiki area is looking for a hospital to sell her kidney in order to raise school fees for her daughter.
Thrity seven year old Josephine Nyokabi says that her form four daughter was sent home after she accumulated school fee arrears of Ksh. 66,540.
“My daughter studies at Mirithu Girls Secondary school. Last year she had school fee arrears of Ksh. 40,145. If you add the Ksh. 26,395 needed this term, it totals up to Ksh. 66,540,” narrates Nyokabi.
Nyokabi who works as a matatu conductor says that her daughter’s school fees accumulated following her efforts to first clear her older daughter’s fee who cleared high school last year.
According to Nyokabi her woes started after her business was demolished last year by governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko during the demolitions that were taking place in Donholm.
She says before the demolitions, she was taking care of her bills including her three children’s school fees very well.
Without a capital to start another business, the demolitions saw her take up a job as matatu tout, whose incomes she says are still very meager.
“I have tried to beg the school headteacher to have my daughter back at the school but he keeps saying that that cannot happen, since form fours can only be allowed to be in school once once they have cleared their school fees,” she narrates.
“So my desperation made me call a doctor to ask him if if he knows a hospital where i can donate my kidney in order to raise school fees for my daughter and also support her younger child,” she says.
Nyokabi says the situation has even driven her daughter to depression as she has even attempted to commit suicide.
She says she has also tried to access bursaries from the MCAs to no avail.
Nyokabi’s situation has even been made worse by the ongoing matatu strike in Mwiki, Kasarani as she is unable to go to work.
She is also appealing to well wishers to come forth and help her.
You can reach out to Nyokabi on mobile phone 0720937318 or 0735908833