Senator Wamatangi on the spot for failing to pay daughter’s Form One school fees

Kiambu Senator-elect Kimani Wamatangi. [courtesy]

Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi has been accused of neglecting his daughter by failing to pay her school fees to join Form One at State House Girls’ in Nairobi.

Winfred Wangui, the Senator’s former house help, said their daughter scored 391 marks in 2020’s KCPE.

Wangui lives in abject poverty despite bearing a child for the Senator, who she once accused of assaulting her sexually, which is the aftermath of the child’s birth.

The incident happened in 2006 at this home where she was employed.

She is not able to raise school fees for her daughter because they live in abject poverty.

The young girl was a pupil at Crowns King Academy in Juja farm, Kiambu.

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 a 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.

The court also ruled that he provide for medical expenses by enlisting her as a beneficiary of his medical cover or enroll her in one.

Now, he is reportedly said to be disregarding these orders.

Wangui accused him of taking them “in circles” and has “remained quiet.”
She says that she sent the Senator Majority Whip all the requirements needed for her new school, but he remained quiet.

“The girl has received an admission letter to a good school but I cannot manage to raise the required money. Wamatangi, who is the father of the bright girl, blocked me and failed to respond to my text messages that I wrote to him reminding him of his role,” she told the press.

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.