Governor Mutua Clears Fees Arrears For Form 4 Orphaned Girl Who Penned Emotional Letter

Mutua who has consistently been ranked as one of the best performing governors hopes to replicate his proven track record of development to the whole country

NAIROBI, Kenya, November 18, 2020 – Philomena Mutheu, a Form Four Student at St. Mary’s School, Kithangaini  can now breathe a sigh of relief after her school fees arrears was paid in full by Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua as he had committed to do.

On Wednesday, November 18, the Governor said he had already cleared her school fees balance of KSh26, 958.

“She is now back in school and in class. Early this (Wednesday) morning, I established that her case is genuine and not a fabrication as more people had tried to purport,” Dr. Mutua said.

Following a conversation with the Principal of St. Marty’s School madam Lilian Ireri, the Governor confirmed that Mutheu was among 45 students who were sent home due to lack of school fees on November 6.

According to Mutua, out of all the students who were sent home, only four have returned.

“As promised last night after I was made aware of the desperate case of student Philomena Mutheu, who had been sent home from, as a result of lack of fees, I have this morning cleared her fees balance of Kshs. 26,958 so that she gets back to school. She is now back in school and in class.”

Dr Mutua further divulged that he had established that the girl and her younger sister are vulnerable and are being tossed from one relative to another. They have been receiving support from an organisation known as Oasis of Hope, which has already paid KSh5,000 for her.

According the Governor, the Principal had indicated that she took action, despite the call by the National Government saying no student should be sent home, because after that announcement, there was a shift in the position after no money came from Prof. George Magoha’s ministry.

She confirmed that the school’s board of management made this decision on October 30, 2020, and the Sub County Director of Education, a Mr. Simiyu, approved the sending home of candidates due to lack of fees and monies to sustain the students in the school.

The sending home of candidates despite an advisory by the national government, Dr Mutua said, is occurring in many schools in al counties.

“Out of the 45 students who were sent home from the St. Mary’s School, Kithangaini, only four have not returned. I urge them to go back to school and have organized for the payments of their KSh73,000 school fees arrears,” promised Dr Mutua.

However, the Governor petitioned the National Government to keep to its promise and declaration that no student shall be sent home due to fees.

The Governor petitioned the National Government to keep to its promise and declaration that no student shall be sent home due to fees.

“The main challenge in our country is abject poverty and desperation due to a slow economy that is not where it was envisioned when we gained independence in 1963. It is time for a Fresh Start.” Dr. Mutua regretted.

Governor Alfred Mutua had pledged to support the orphaned girl, who wrote a letter directly addressed to President Uhuru Kenyatta begging for assistance. Her letter elicited a lot of reaction from Kenyans online.

The KCSE candidate penned an emotional letter to the head of state requesting him to come to her rescue.

She further explained how she had lost hope in life due to her predicament. She regretted that she has been compelled to return back home in Machakos as her colleagues continue with studies.

She assured the president that she would work hard if he extended his compassionate hand to her. The young girl explains that she is a great performer in her school and often comes among the top ten in her class.

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