Bungoma senator Moses Wetang’ula on Friday February 7, rescued a student studying medicine in Russia by paying her return air ticket.
The student had stuck at their home in Sinoko village in the outskirts of Bungoma town following the demise of her father who was the soul bread winner.
Speaking at Bungoma Members Club where the event was held, Wetang’ula called on Bungoma residents to embrace education which will rescue them from the jaws of poverty.
“I learnt from the social media especially the iKUWEiKUWE platform about this unfortunate incident, I had to come in and pay for her full return air ticket because I value education, education is an equaliser to all of us,” he said.
The Ford Kenya party leader stated that it takes the heart of benevolence to help such students.
“I read about her predicament on Social Media and I have paid her Sh60,000 return ticket to Russia because i support education, we should turn up and help such students from poor backgrounds so that they can shine in future, education plays a level playground between the rich and the poor,” said Weta.
Kiminini Mp Chris Wamalwa who was also present asked the beneficiary to work hard so that she can come back to support the community.
“You must take care of what took you to foreign land, your parents, the community and the country is looking at you to serve it in future, be a good example and carry the name of our country high while in the foreign country,” he advised.
Bungoma County woman representative Catherine Wambilianga challenged leaders to educate and support children from poor backgrounds.
“Medicine isn’t a cheap course at all, go work hard in college and ensure you cone back to serve our community and the country,” she advised.
She added, “Education plays an important role in any country, Terry, you are bright, make us proud in future so that other students and especially girls can emulate from you,”.
She contributed Sh10,000 to help Terry in other logistical means as she boards the aeroplane on Monday to Russia.
Terry on her part was very greatful to the kind gesture depicted by county leaders and asked them to continue blessing other students from poor backgrounds.
” I was totally stuck, i had given up, my course was in tatters but with your positive gesture and with the financial help I can afford a smile, I thought it was the end of me because my single and jobless mother couldn’t afford to raise the said money,” the teary Terry said.
The matter was brought to limelight by the iKUWEiKUWE founder and the director Edduh Simiyu and it was eventually picked by senator Wetang’ula.