Governor Mutua Pledges Support For Orphaned Girl Who Penned Emotional Letter To President Uhuru

Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua has pledged to support orphaned girl, Philomena Mutheu, who wrote a letter directly addressed to President Uhuru Kenyatta begging for assistance.

NAIROBI, Kenya, November 18, 2020 – Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has pledged to support orphaned girl, Philomena Mutheu, 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 claims she had been sent home by the school administration due to huge fees arrears. He further narrated how her predicament had plunged her into depression and immense pain.

She further explains how she has 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.

On his part, Governor Mutua has promised to offset her school fees arrears in order for her to achieve her dream of becoming a teacher. “I will personally ensure Philomena is back in school and gets to sit for her exams,” the governor noted.

The Maendeleo Chap Chap leader claims Philomena’s plight is one he can relate with since he too dropped out of school only to be rescued by a Good Samaritan due to fees arrears.

The governor further divulges that he was rescued by a clergyman who revived his educational journey.

“I have just seen the saddening letter by school girl Philomena. I feel her pain. When I was in form 2 I dropped out of school for lack of fees and was saved by a church elder who paid for me,” wrote the Governor on his Facebook account.

Kenyans across the board asked President Kenyatta to come to the rescue of the young girl.

Dr. Mutua regretted that Philomena’s case is not an isolated case but a reflection of the plight of many other students across the country from humble backgrounds.

“This courageous girl has highlighted the plight of many poor students in all counties all over Kenya where we are supposed to have “free” primary and secondary school. I suspect others in her school have also been sent home. Kenya needs to start AFRESH where all are given a chance,” lamented the governor.

 

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