15 Year Old Winnie Jelimo Denied Admission Due to Albinism 

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15 year old Winnie Jelimo  from Koisolik Village  in Nandi County who  completed  her  KCPE Examination  March 2021 has  her  hopes  of  joining  form One  hanging in the balance after  a number of  schools  denied  her  admission due Albinism.
Jelimo  who scored 347 marks is among  many young people living  with albinism in Nandi  county who continue to face discrimination from government  schools.
 “We  have  tried to secure  a place  for  her in a number  of  secondary schools all  in vain many  have  said  they cannot  admit her due to her condition, albinism should  not  be the reason to take  away her educational  rights” says Samwel  Kipruto her  father while speaking to the press.
Jelimo who was studying at Ilula Primary School in Eldoret was hoping to join  Chepterit Secondary school  in Nandi County and later pursue her  dreams of  becoming a doctor , but  with each passing day her  dreams are fading  away.
 “ My colleagues have  secured their  admissions to join form one , I am left  wondering  what I did wrong despite having  tried  my very best in my kcpe  examination but due to the color  of my skin I have been discriminated” Says Jelimo.
Jelimo’s mother  Viola Chebitok is worried of h r young  teenage   girl , if  left in village  she  may  never  pursue her  dreams  to a better life.
 “She  has  always  done her  best in school since she was  a  toddler but  today I am confused if indeed the  government  policy of  hundred  percent  transition is not meant  for children with  special needs like my own daughter who has albinism” Says Chebitok.

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