Fancy Cherotich the Kalenjin artiste, who stole President Uhuru Kenyatta’s heart in Jubilee campaigns, last year in Bomet, is in Form One in Kajiado.
Cherotich, whose stage name is Bency, is now 24 years and has picked her education from where she dropped ten years ago after a stint at Kaboson Girls Secondary in Bomet in 2008.
On Saturday, Cherotich whose stage name is Marion, received special guests of professionals from her county who work in Nairobi led by nominated MP Gideon Keter at Isinya Multipurpose Training Institute.
She said she joined Form One at the technical development institute, which offers adult education programmes, early this year.
Keter, who pays her full school fees at the institute, said the government should expand adult education system in the country to accommodate thousands of elderly people yearning for education.
He said ever since the government announced free education from early this year, 26, 000 youth across the country have registered in all the six national polytechnics.
“This is an indication many Kenyans out there failed to proceed with their education because of various challenges. I was nominated to represent the youth of this country in Parliament, and this is the reason why I am particular about our young people,” said Keter in Isinya.
He said Marion is a role model to the youth of Bomet who would also wish to further their education after dropping out of school because of various reasons.
“We have come here today as her friends to encourage her that the future of youth lies in education. We have come to show her our love and to tell her she made a right choice to go back to school,” said the nominated MP.
Marion made headlines after electrifying President Kenyatta’s team in Bomet last year when she sang a Jubilee number that rocked the electorate and the party leadership.
She revealed on Saturday she has written 60 songs but has produced only six so far.
“Right now I am concentrating in my studies and have left music aside for a while so that I can achieve what brought me here. Age is catching up with me at 24 and expect to be out of here in the next three and a half years with a certificate that will give me a chance in public university,” said Marion.
Her teachers said Marion is second best student in her class while maintaining a B+ from the time she joined Form One in January.
Asked what she did with a Probox car gift she was handed over by Bomet Jubilee MPs early in the year, Marion said she sold it and bought a plot in Bomet town for her future development.
Nominated MP’ and youth leader Gideon Keter offered to sponsor her having revealed that she dropped out of Form One due to lack of school fees.