Dennis Ngaruiya and his mother Damaris Wambui have rejected a house offered to them by President Uhuru
The mother who lives in a rented mud-walled house in Lanet, described the house as a ‘big joke’
Dennis Ngaruiya and his mother Damaris Wambui have rejected a house offered to them by President Uhuru Kenyatta saying that it is embarrassing and structurally unfit.
Dennis rose to fame in October 14, 2014 after tickling the President with a poem during the 3rd anniversary of Kenya Defense Forces Day (KDF), at the Lanet Barracks. President Uhuru in turn offered to put up a decent house to appreciate the boy’s creativity.
The mother, Wambui, who lives in a rented mud-walled house in Lanet, described the house as a ‘big joke’.
“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 Wambui.
“When they bought this plot they did not involve me. They bought it and called me to occupy the house but I rejected it,” she added.
However, State House spokesperson Kanze Dena, refuted the claims saying that the President delivered what had been agreed upon.
“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. What was agreed upon when the family met the President at State House has been delivered. What is missing is cutlery and mattresses which will be procured," said Kanze.
Speaking to Nation, Dennis, who is now a form four student, appreciated what the President has done but asked him to look at the state of the house he promised to build.
“I want to thank President Uhuru because I would not be here without him since he is the one who pays my school fees. I tell him everything I need. I am not being unthankful but actually I am requesting to his Excellency to look into what he assigned Mr. Wanjohi to do, which is every disappointing,” he said.
Ngaruiya, the fifth born in the family, was attacked by meningitis when he was only two weeks old him motionless.
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