Ng’iya Girls High School has allegedly cancelled Akothee’s invitation as the keynote speaker during a talent and ‘gracious givers’ launch.
It is reported that the invitation was turned down after parents, alumni, and members of the public raised concerns over her suitability.
In a notice issued on Saturday, the school management asked the alumni and well-wishers to support students from humble backgrounds financially.
“Ng’iya Girls High School hosts ‘Talent Show and Gracious Givers’ weekend. The festival will climax with an endowment kitty for vulnerable girls to cater for their school fees and stipend. We make a clarion call to old girls and friends of Ng’iya to support us towards this noble course.” reads a statement issued by the management.
Kenyans online expressed different views concerning the invitation of the popular Artist to the Siaya-based school, some saying that it was not appropriate for her to address such kids.
“That Ng’iya Girls High School inviting Akothee to speak to a teenage group or girls is way beyond disgusting,” noted @Mwabilimwagodi
“But how did the school even settle on Akothee to mentor girls? In which capacity? Music, maybe I would agree… Entrepreneurship? Maybe but how would she put that across without mentioning the biological tool trade?” asked one @JumaG.
The institution stands out as a top-performing school in the KCSE examinations within Siaya County.
Its origins trace back to 1923, when it was founded as a primary school. Transitioning its role, the institution evolved into a teacher-training college by 1953.
In 1962, Ng’iya admitted its first cohort of form-one students, signifying a noteworthy achievement. In 2012, the school achieved the prestigious status of a national school.