It all started during the National Drama Festivals. Little did ‘Otonglo’ narrator, Daniel Owira know that he would be performing before the President and leave him in stitches. However, behind this talented actor lay a huge school fees arrears that stared at him prompting NTV’s Larry Madowo to set-up an M-Pesa paybill number to assist the Highway Secondary student continue with his studies uninterrupted. It is then that, but it seems more was to follow.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has offered full education sponsorship to Daniel Owira, the form two Highway Secondary School student who moved the audience to tears during the Kenya National Drama Festival State concert in Mombasa.
Speaking when he meet Daniel at State House Nairobi today, President Kenyatta said he will pay for his school fees up to and including the university level.
The President said he will be monitoring closely the education progress of the Highway Secondary School student.
“You are now one of my sons. Make sure you give me your report form every end of the term,” President Kenyatta said.
Saying he will move Daniel out of the slums and enroll him as a boarder in his current school, the Head of State urged Daniel to aim at developing his acting talents as he pursues his education.
Said the President: “As I educate you, make sure you do well but do not stop your theatrical work and co-curricular activities.”
The President also assured Daniel’s mother Ms Rose Owiyo that he will revive and revitalize her business. President Kenyatta added that he will support Daniel’s elder sister Susan who works as a volunteer assisting
girls in the slums.