Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has offered to help Philomena Mutheu get back to school and sit for her exams after she wrote a letter to President Uhuru Kenyatta requesting financial assistance. 

In the letter which has gone viral on social media, Philomena mentioned that she had been sent home due to lack of fees and basic needs. 

The form four candidate adds that despite being one of the top performers in her class, she doesn't have anyone to support her since she's an orphan. 


The letter by Philomena to President Uhuru Kenyatta. 

In a statement on Twitter, Mutua vowed to support her stating; "I have just seen the saddening letter by school girl Philomena. I feel her pain. When I was in form 2 I dropped out of school for lack of fees and was saved by a church elder who paid for me. I will personally ensure Philomena is back in school and gets to sit for her exams.

"Although secondary education is NOT devolved, I will ensure she is fine. Like we quietly & privately do for many students in Kenya, Lillian & I will support her & others in our own private capacities. I am who I am because of the support I received, so this is personal to me."