Kilifi sisters appeal for financial aid to complete their secondary school education

Learning backwards is a rare occurrence in the world but to 17-year-old Jessica Kadzo, moving from form three to form one is a journey she has to undertake if she is to post better grades.

The girl from a poor background has had a shaky study moment ever since she joined FB Tuva Secondary school in 2021 where she ended up spending most of her school days at home due to lack of school fees.

A visit to her makeshift home at Timboni area in Kilifi North Sub County, Kilifi County, the homestead painted a picture of a destitute family struggling with every inch of life.

Jessica told journalists that they sometimes go for days without food and that a well-wisher helped her get admission at Ngala Girls Secondary School to restart her studies in form one but lack of funds has threatened her chances.

She was initially attending FB Tuva Secondary school which is 17 kilometres from her home and together with her sister Lilian Sidi who is in form one in the same school, they used to wake up at 3:00 am and walk to school.

They most of the time were sent away from school for lack of school fees despite risking their lives walking to school at dawn but the suffering did not dampen their resolve to become a medical doctor and a teacher respectively.

Jessica and her family wash clothes for people to get some money which too is not promising and she has been attending school only twice in a week.

“I walk around looking for menial jobs to try and get something to take to school but it has never yielded anything and I almost gave up in life only to be saved by a lady who took me in,” she said.

Jessica is now appealing to help to enable her to have an uninterrupted study at Ngala Girls Secondary school so that she can fulfill her dream of becoming a medical doctor.

The teenager and her family vacated Garashi area in Magarini Sub County after the 2018 floods swept away their land, leaving them homeless. The grave of her late father was also swept away by the raging waters.

Her mother, Kasichana Karisa has been burning charcoal to raise fees but the venture is not paying up as she says she ends up being conned by middle men.

“We were displaced by floods in 2018 and I have been doing charcoal burning to get money but it is not easy since I make very little money not enough for food,” she said.

At Timboni, the two sisters stay with their auntie Janet Kazungu who is the sister to their mother but the burden is too heavy for since she is also a squatter after having fled the floods in Garashi.

“We moved here after getting displaced by floods in Garashi and my husband does menial jobs to raise Sh. 1,000 to pay for this little place we’re staying since it is not our land. Sometimes he gets some money, but most of the time he comes back empty handed,” said Janet.

Rose Mwikali, the well- wisher said that she met the girls walking to school and was saddened to learn that they were covering long distances only to be sent back for lack of school fees.

She took Jessica in and has been helping her but her hands are currently tied since she has to attend to her ailing mother.

“I was touched by the girls’ plight after meeting them walking to school one very dark morning and I had to stop and talk to them and that is when I realised that they walk tens of kilometres to school and most of the time they are sent back home,” she said.

She is appealing for help for the girls to enable them attain their goals in life.

AM Live

AM Live is NTV's morning current affairs show that sets the agenda for the day with insightful panels every weekday.


Business Redefined

Business Redefined is Kenya’s premier thought leadership platform for unpacking matters regarding economic and finance policy as well demystifying complex developments in the region’s capital markets.


A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula

Full Episodes

A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula

Gumzo La Sato

Gumzo La Sato is a live social issues show that aims to create awareness about issues affecting the larger society. The discussions range from Parenting, Marital bliss and struggles, Oppression, violence, and all matters of the Heart.

Health Diary

Health Diary is a weekly show that highlights different types of diseases/conditions and seeks ways to prevent, treat/manage them. The show debunks this through real life stories and also feature specialists in different fields, to offer medical advice on the same.

Letter To My Younger Self

Letter To My Younger Self is a podcast where guests get to write a letter to their younger self, from which Maxine formulates questions to ask them during the hour-long show.

Mazao Talks

Mazao looks at agriculture and agribusiness

Nation Reports

Nation Reports is a weekly podcast offers an opportunity for listeners to interact with various reporters and journey with them as they unravel the biggest most emotive stories.

One Health Lens Podcast

Discussing health matters and human stories from Kenya and across Africa. We talk big picture from people to policy, ecosystems, and everything in between. Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/onehealthlens

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost peeks through the story of Louis Otieno, the times, and everything in between.



Speaking of GEN Z

Speaking of Gen Z brings you entertaining but meaningful conversations about a generation that is trying to navigate through adulthood. Join hosts Michelle, Jackie and Esther as they unravel all things Gen Z.

Sport On

Sport-On is a 30-minute sports magazine show on NTV and 3 hours on NATION FM. The show seeks to give the sports “fanatics” and “funatics” comprehensive and in-depth coverage of sports both locally and internationally.


The extent of technological growth is beyond mere acknowledgment; it has seamlessly integrated into our daily existence. A few years ago, the notion of paying electricity bills through mobile money or recharging with 'tokens' in Kenya seemed inconceivable. Online product sales were considered distant, and artificial intelligence is rapidly reshaping various facets of our lives. Amidst these technological leaps, those with a solid understanding of tech can navigate challenges, seize opportunities, and build a sustainable livelihood. Tech over Show aims to be the platform facilitating discussions among thought leaders, innovators, tech companies, and the government, addressing challenges and opportunities in Kenya's thriving tech industry.


Thamani is a business show which is dedicated to emerging issues regarding micro, small and medium size businesses.

The Politalk podcast

This is The Politalk podcast. Here we look into the ins and outs of everything Kenyan politics. We pull no punches and have no reason to sugarcoat anything that matters to Kenyans.

The Trend

A two-hour-long live show that airs on Fridays. The show focuses on what is current in the entertainment industry, controversial and popular across all media platforms targeting those aged between 25 and 35 years.

The trend podcast

The trend podcast highlights and captures the best of banter from #TTTT segment that airs every Friday on NTV. It's the TTTT EXTRA

The Wicked Edition

The Wicked Edition with Dr. King’ori seeks to address serious issues through humour and relatable wit. It is a two-part half hour show filmed in front of a live audience


A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula A collection of our premium content. Diam curabitur vehicula


Twende is a travel show that highlights beautiful, unique, diverse locations, people, and cultures. The show offers fresh perspectives on familiar locations and memorable experiences in new ones.


This Saturday evening lifestyle show lets viewers share their stories and life experiences as openly & honestly for the purpose of shifting the culture of silence.

VIP Access

VIP ACCESS is Anyiko Owoko’s YouTube and podcast show on Music and Culture dedicated to promoting Africa’s most promising talent and creatives. This podcast grants you VIP access into timeless interviews while providing a platform for rising as well as established artists across the continent. Since launching in 2018, Anyiko has interviewed over 70 African music stars.


This weekly news show aims to have all sides of debate but not be constrained by it, listen to main voices in the contest but not allow them to hold the viewers hostage, entertain debate but allow push back with all due respect.

When death do us part

In this podcast, three widowers openly speak about the process of grief, how they found themselves exposed to the emotional turmoil of losing their wives, and how society still does not know how to deal with them.

Your World

Your World is a health, wellness and variety show. It provides a platform for audiences and experts to share their experiences on how to improve or manage health issues, across Kenya and the Africa region.