Deputy President William Ruto on Tuesday came to the rescue of a high school student who was out of school due to lack of fees.
Ruto led the Kenya Kwanza brigade to Tala market in Matungulu sub-county of Machakos county. It was during the meeting that Rose Kavindu Mutuku approached him requeating help to join Form One.
Her parents had failed to raise the over 50,000 shillings needed forcing her to stay home while her peers were in school.
She presented her admission papers to the DP who went through them before deciding to help her. He called for the girl’s mother and talked with her a little.
Ruto then gave out 200,000 meant to cater for the girl’s school fees for the next four years.
“The mother is saying the child has not reported to school because of lack of school fee. I want to pay for her school fees for the four years she will be in school, go pay so that the girl can join her peers in school,” DP Ruto said.
He observed that no child should stay at home due to lack of fees while others are in school. The DP was traversing parts of Machakos county in a bid to popularize Kenya Kwanza.
Ruto was hosted by Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua, ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi, Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula, Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua among others.