The sports category has moved to a new website.
ADVERTISEMENT

Well-wishers help free mother from prison to admit son to university

Zipporah Morah was locked up after losing money that was meant to purchase maize

Zipporah Moraa [Image: Citizen TV]

Zipporah Moraa, a resident of Marani sub-county, found herself behind bars after losing money entrusted to her by fellow traders.

Her lock-up had a profound impact, especially on her son Joseph Ndubi, who had achieved outstanding academic success at Alliance High School and was on the verge of starting his journey at Kenyatta University.

With a stellar A-grade to his name, Joseph's dreams of higher education were suddenly overshadowed by the grim reality of his mother's imprisonment.

ADVERTISEMENT

Overwhelmed by depression and despair, he sought refuge at his grandparents' home, where he locked himself in a room, unable to share his anguish with anyone.

However, a ray of hope emerged in the form of compassionate well-wishers who rallied to support the young man.

Together, they raised the necessary funds to secure Zipporah Moraa's release from jail.

Moraa thanked everyone who had come to her help. She mentioned that it had been a big shame when she was taken to prison and her son's life was losing direction.

ADVERTISEMENT

She also mentioned that God had touched all of them to raise money for her son's education and to get her out of prison.

Moraa, a maize trader from Kisii, had taken on the responsibility of collecting nearly Sh300K from her fellow traders to purchase maize from Kehancha in Migori County.

However, during her return journey, she faced a setback when Sh175K of the total funds went missing, leading the traders to file a case against her.

ADVERTISEMENT

The legal proceedings stretched over more than a year, culminating in a court order that mandated Moraa to either reimburse the Sh175K to its rightful owners or serve a two-year jail term.

Since she was unable to gather the required sum, Moraa found herself incarcerated.

Her time behind bars extended beyond a month until a group of benevolent individuals came together to raise the necessary funds for her release.

Ndubi expressed his happiness that his mother was now present and would be able to witness his enrollment in university.

ADVERTISEMENT

He expressed his aspiration to study medicine and extended his gratitude to everyone who had supported them and made his dreams come true.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Legislator Magdalene Kamene Kalembe dies in Nairobi

Legislator Magdalene Kamene Kalembe dies in Nairobi

AI & tech tools birth new era of activism by gen z and millennials in Kenya

AI & tech tools birth new era of activism by gen z and millennials in Kenya

Update on officer who lost both arms in Tuesday protests after teargas explosion

Update on officer who lost both arms in Tuesday protests after teargas explosion

Blog: Police officer loses fingers after teargas exploded on his hand [Video]
Live

Blog: Police officer loses fingers after teargas exploded on his hand [Video]

Win for M-PESA users as gov't drops several tax proposals on Finance Bill 2024

Win for M-PESA users as gov't drops several tax proposals on Finance Bill 2024

Kenyans share tips on how to identify undercover police officers during protests

Kenyans share tips on how to identify undercover police officers during protests

Why MPs won't vote for Finance Bill 2024 on Tuesday

Why MPs won't vote for Finance Bill 2024 on Tuesday

Monica Kivuti's Biography: Career profile, community work, husband & 3 kids

Monica Kivuti's Biography: Career profile, community work, husband & 3 kids

Struggles of teen moms: Cast out by society & neglected by the government

Struggles of teen moms: Cast out by society & neglected by the government

ADVERTISEMENT