Senator Wamatangi accused of sending Ksh7,000 for daughter’s Form One fee

Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamantangi. [Photo: Courtesy]

Winnie Wangui, the mother of a teenager joining Form One and fathered by Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi has spoken of her continued plight.

A week ago, Wangui told the press of her struggles in raising school fees for the young girl admitted to State House Girls’ in Nairobi.

She accused the senator of negligence. Soon after the story hit the interwebs, Wangui says Wamatangi sent her Ksh7,000 only for the girl’s admission.

He sent the money through proxies and has not spoken to the mother for the longest time despite knowing that her daughter did well in KCPE.

Wangui says her daughter requires Ksh53,554 to join Form One and is confused about what to do now.

 “He has been using other people to reach me but has not been receiving my calls. He sent Ksh7,000 using a new phone number with another name but the sender told us it came from Wamatangi,” she told K24 Digital.

Wangui was working for the senator as a housekeeper in 2006 when he allegedly assaulted her sexually leading to the birth of the baby.

Virginia Wanjiku, the girl’s grandmother, said she is stressed because her granddaughter does not sleep, wondering what will become of her secondary school journey.

She said that she would have to sell her only cow and raise fees for her granddaughter to join secondary school.

In 2019, the Nairobi children court-ordered Wamatangi to cater for his daughter’s education and all expenses related to school.

“School fees is paid termly and therefore it is not monthly maintenance. The defendant (Wamatangi) shall pay school fees as per the school fees structure. He shall also pay school fees related expenses,” Hon M. Murage in a section of her ruling ordered according to K24 Digital.