Monday, 7 September 2009

never too old?

Kimani Maruge, an illiterate great-grandfather, grabbed global headlines when he jumped at a belated chance to educate himself soon after President Mwai Kibaki's government introduced free primary schooling in 2003.

But he was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and though he underwent surgery his health deteriorated and he died on 15th August. He was 90 years old and two years away from completing his primary education.

In an interview in 2006, Maruge told Reuters he wanted to go to school so he could read the Bible for himself, and that he would only stop studying if he went blind or died.


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