Kibera-born Student Allan Wasonga has become the second-best student overall in this year’s KSCE exams.
He scored 84 points, which is equivalent to grade A plain with a performance index of 87.17 from Agoro Sare high school in Oyugis, Homa bay county in western Kenya.
Speaking to KNN, who paid him a visit at their Kibera railway housing projects home, in Olympic, Allan attributed his success to hard work and endless studies amidst the challenges such as demolitions and political conflicts that come with living in the projects in Kibera.
He beat all odds, such as limited access to the study room, corona pandemic, and so many other challenges to make his parents, and his Kibera home proud.
His mother, Rose Auma, being a devoted Christian, shared her joy with KNN, thanking God for shining light on their home and making it possible for her son, Allan, to become one of the top students in the country.
“Even after the exams, my son Allan never let go of the book, he still spent his free time reading” she explains with a smile.
Allan Wasonga did his primary certificate exam in 2016 at Komarock Primary school in Kayole, where he scored 393 out of a possible 500 marks.
“I feel gratified and I feel very nice.. I realized that he was a boy with a lot of potentials and I had that extra eye on him” says Mr. Apando Julius, Allan’s class teacher who also acted as his mentor through his time at Agoro Sare High School.
Allan plans to venture into medicine and is looking forward to becoming a Neurosurgeon in the future.
- Stephen ‘Banner’ Oduor