Desperate 22-yr-old willing to sell Kidney to fund university education

Daniel Wanje displays his KCSE result slip a student who was ready to sell one of his kidney's over lack of school fees. PHOTO: DAVID NGUMBAO.

Kilifi, KENYA: A 22 year-old boy from Seahorse village in Kilifi North constituency is willing to sell one of his Kidneys at a cost of sh. 2 million in order to fund his university education.

Daniel Wanje who scored a mean grade of B+ in the 2015 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)  at Ribe Boys high school, got an admission letter to join Karatina University to study Micro Biology, but had to turn down the opportunity to fulfill his dream of becoming a doctor.

Speaking at his home Wednesday, Wanje told Baraka FM that he received a call from Mount Kenya University later on to study medicine but poverty has been a stumbling block in his way to his dream.

“The biggest challenge is to get funds to enable me join University in September this year and the course is taking 6 years to be completed at a cost of sh. 1.6 million,” said Wanje.

“I hereby appeal to well wishers, donors and even the county and national government to help me achieve my education and should that go my way I dream of building a hospital to serve my people in the community.” He added.

The sixth born out of nine siblings, said he is stressed up due to the failure of his endless efforts to seek assistance from his area Kibarani ward representative Getrude Mbeyu, area MP Gideon Mungaro and even the Kilifi governor Amason Kingi.

According to his father Daniel Wanje Nyale, he has been forced to seek a letter from the Deputy county commissioner- Kilifi to enable him source funds from well wishers.

The 57-year-old said he could not be able to pay the money because he is poor and also has three children high school.

“I used to work with African Safari Club since 1986 but I was not paid my salary and dues since its collapse in 2011,” lamented Nyale.

He called upon well wishers to come fourth and assist his son accomplish his dream.