Wafula, is 15 years old and in class 7. He is the 1st born in a family of two siblings, he has a younger brother aged 14 years. His mother abandoned them when he was in grade two and immediately his father re-married. Unfortunately, his step mother was unkind and mistreated them a lot. Currently, Wafula is suffering from a severe injury after being beaten severely by his step mother. He has constant pain that requires special attention and care. He was not taken to hospital for attention, but now he has been treated by CHEP. After his father learnt of the injury, he chased away his wife, but again and almost immediately, remarried and now lives with the children and his third wife who is a house wife, while Wafula’s dad is a watchman.
The struggle in the family is so much that he cannot afford exam fees or buy school books and has to depend on the school or well-wishers. Recently, the school head teacher realized some students were fainting for lack of food. Wafula on his part would go for days without food. The head teacher therefore pursued a well-wisher who donated packets of porridge flour. This is what keeps Wafula going. Once in a while his family will get money just enough for dinner but mostly the cup of porridge is what he survives on and what keeps him going. Wafula’s goal is to work very hard, get to a good Secondary School and eventually go to college and get a job in order to help his family especially his younger brother.
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