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Engineering student drops out of varsity to dig trenches - 10 months ago, 14 June 00:11

Akello Odenyo

William Tsuma, 23, has been out of university for a year for lack of school fees.

It is the latest setback for the student, who, at 15 years, resorted to doing menial jobs for a year to raise some money to enable him rejoin high school. 

A sudden illness on the day he was to join university would not kill his determination for a better life either. But now he is worried that he could have run out of luck.

Tsuma dropped out of Technical University of Mombasa (TUM), where he was studying civil engineering in May, last year.

He joined TUM in July 2016, but his sponsor, an MP who had pledged to be paying the Sh70,000 fee every term only did that for his first year. Tsuma was sent home in his second year of study.

Tsuma had hoped to approach the politician after last year's elections, which the ...
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