Woman declines house from President Kenyatta

Saturday February 16 2019

Damaris Wambui Kamau, Dennis Ngaruiya

Ms Damaris Wambui Kamau, the mother of Dennis Ngaruiya, outside a house she rejected at Murunyu in Bahati Nakuru North, saying it is substandard and it was not the perfect gift the President had in mind. PHOTO | FRANCIS MUREITHI | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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A single mother whose son Dennis Ngaruiya cracked President Uhuru Kenyatta’s ribs with a thrilling poem four years ago, has rejected a house which was built on orders of the President to appreciate her son.

Ms Damaris Wambui Kamau said the house was not what the President Kenyatta had in mind when he ordered a State House official, a Mr Wanjohi to ensure the family had a decent home.

“This is a big joke. Look at this house. It has cracks on the outside and looks like a semi-permanent house while President Kenyatta in his wisdom meant well for us as a family,” said Ms Kamau.


She added: “Why is that officer at State House playing tricks on me and my son. One day President Uhuru Kenyatta will know these tricks.”

However, State House Spokesperson and Head of Presidential Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU) Kanze Dena insisted that the house was well-furnished.

“From the information I am gathering, the house was built and it is furnished but the lady claims the house was made of waste papers. I don’t understand what she meant by that,” said Ms Dena.

She added: “What was agreed upon when the family met the President at State House has been delivered. What is missing is cutlery and m