They says its important to leave a lasting first impression, and for Kevin Muriuki, a 2016 KCPE candidate, he left an unforgettable one when he arrived at his new school in a helicopter.
Muriuki reported (rather landed) to Nyeri High School on the morning of Wednesday, January 11, in the process bringing all activities to a standstill.
The student who aspires to become a pilot in the future, was flown by the Kenya Air Force Veterans Association, and what a way for the 14-year-old to remember his first day in secondary school.
Muriuki who is from a poor background, dreams of becoming a pilot, but after topping his class in last year’s KCPE, his dreams were almost shattered by lack of school fees.
However, thanks to a local daily that aired his story, the association decided to offer the much needed help. They not only offered to pay his school fees, but also offer him the ride of his life.
They offered him transport to Nyeri High where he had been admitted.
Kevin has now become the talk of the town as students, parents and teachers gathered around to watch as the chopper landed on the school’s playground.
The association paid his 2016 school fees in full and offered to do the same every year until Muriuki completes school. His ambitions to join the aviation industry reportedly caught their attention.
The future pilot who spoke to the media soon after landing, thanked his sponsors and promised to work extra hard in class.
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