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38-year-old Muchoki Maina is a true definition of persistence and hope.

38-year-old Muchoki Maina is a true definition of persistence and hope.

Despite passing overwhelmingly in his KCPE examinations in 2000 with 348 marks, it has taken Maina 21 good years of sheer hard work and commitment to complete his high school education.

In the recently announced 2020 KCSE exam results, Maina scored a C plain of 44 points, missing only 2 points for a university entry mark.

Speaking to via the phone, Maina narrated how his journey in education has been full of challenges but his resilience has been key to what he has achieved now.

“I joined form one in 2007 but then dropped out in 2009 due to lack of fees. I later got employed at the University of Nairobi but we were fired among other employees due to lack of papers,” said Maina.

“That act at UoN motivated me to register for the KCPE examinations in 2016 as a private candidate of which I scooped 303 marks.”

It is then that Maina joined other learners at Ititu Secondary School in Murang’a county for his secondary school education to, later on, score a C plain.

Maina’s dream is to study a computer engineering course or train as a P1 teacher to serve his community.

Photo: Muchoki Maina (WhatsApp)




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