It’s official. Yusuf Aker is now a student at Kapsabet High School

It's official. Yusuf Aker is now a student at Kapsabet High School

A day after Citizen TV highlighted the story of Yusuf Aker, the boy is now officially a student at the prestigious Kapsabet Boys High School.

The Principal of his new school said he would cater for his fees until he finishes Form 4.

On Friday morning, the eager boy reported to the school in a pair of shorts and a sweater: he was in the company of his guardian.

His parents were both killed in bandit attacks and he lives with his grandmother in Baringo.

She could not make it for the trip but was besides herself with joy when she heard that her grandson would finally join secondary school, all expenses paid.

Yusuf Aker arrives at the Kapsabet High School in Baringo on Friday, January 17, 2020. Photo: Evans Kimaiyo


On Friday, Aker was given his school uniform: a pair of grey pants, a white shirt, red and black tie and a maroon sweater.

He said he was more than ready to start off his four-year journey at the school of his dreams and excel once again in his studies.

Aker had scored an outstanding 380 marks in the recently concluded Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams.

He was the top pupil in his school; however, he opted to repeat Class 8 after failing to raise the fee required to join secondary school.

“Mimi napenda masomo ndio nikaonelea nirudi shule yangu ya zamani,” he told Citizen Digital.

Yusuf Aker poses for a photo with the Kapsabet High School Principal Kipchumba Maiyo shortly after he was admitted to the school. Photo: Evans Kimaiyo.

Tangulbei Primary School headteacher James Merinyang expressed shock after seeing his former pupil return last week despite the fact that he had topped the national exams.

The story was aired on Citizen TV on Thursday night and even before the news bulletin was halfway, Yvonne Okwara announced that Aker had found a sponsor.

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