State House has denied there was a bill.
President Uhuru has paid the hospital bills of the mother of his adopted schoolboy Daniel Owira, and the school fee arrears which had seen Owira sent away from school. The monies were paid yesterday by State House blogger Dennis Itumbi. Sadly, the same Itumbi has claimed there was no bill, especially the hospital bill!
The Nairobian had exclusively reported how the mother, who suffered neck injuries when a building she lives in collapsed during the heavy rains which rocked Nairobi a few weeks ago, had been detained by Nairobi West Hospital.
â€œI was brought here by a friend of my daughter, and fortunately, he agreed to pay Sh4,800 before I got admitted since I had no money at all. I got adequate treatment and was discharged three weeks ago.â€
After being discharged, she couldn’t raise the bill which stood at sh 233,000 and that’s when she was detained. A harambee by friends and relatives paid for her sh 120,000 but still couldn’t raise the remaining sh113,000.
â€œI was left with a balance of Sh113,000 and the hospital could only let me go if I deposited a log book or title deed with them. I donâ€™t have anything to leave here as security. The bill has now risen to Sh120,000,â€
She appealed for more help, even putting a phone numberÂ 0721124652 for any well-wisher.
Her son, Owira, was also sent away from school because of fee arrears, she revealed.
State House blogger Dennis Itumbi rushed to pay the bill yesterday morning and then posted a lie on twitter that there was no bill.
â€” Dennis Itumbi (@OleItumbi) June 19, 2015