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Uhuru family’s private school where parents pay Sh2.9 million in fees [Photos]

The school is located in one of the Kenyatta-family ranches

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In the education sector, the family owns and manages of the country’s most expensive private schools – Peponi House.

Peponi is located along the Thika Superhighway at the Kenyatta family-owned Gicheha farm in Ruiru.

Among those who went through the IGCSE system at Peponi include President Kenyatta's youngest son - Muhoho, as well as Royal Media Services MD Wachira Waruru's son - Waruru.

As parents prepare to take their children to public schools, many will be shocked to learn that admission at Peponi, students pay a total of about Sh1.6 million in school fees.

Out of the Sh1.6 million, is a Sh645,000 one-time admission fee while a Sh983,400 per term fee is charged on full boarders. Weekly boarders pay Sh928,725 while day scholars part with 696,275 per term.

With three terms per year, parents part with a total of Sh 2.9 million for full boarders, Sh2.7 million for weekly boarders, and Sh2 million for day scholars.

Further, unlike in public schools where administrators have a lenient policy for fee defaulters, Peponi has a strict contract that requires the full fee amount to be cleared within two weeks after the opening of the school.

“The School requires the Fees to be paid on or before the FIRST DAY of each term. Fees not paid within 14 days of that, will incur an automatic 3% per month cumulative surcharge.”

“The School reserves the right to return a pupil home should the fees not be paid by the 14th day,” a school fees contract, seen by pulsellive.co.ke, reads in part.

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