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Prestigious Nakuru School Where Kids were Dropped Off by Plane

The widening gap between the rich and the poor was clear for all to see after an image of kids being dropped off at school in a plane was shared on social media.

While a majority of Kenyan parents were feeling the pinch as schools reopened on Monday, parents at the prestigious Pembroke House school in Nakuru were having their children dropped off in a small Cessna plane.

The photo was published on the school’s Facebook page and captioned: “The Pembroke House School, Kenya charter flight arrival yesterday with some of our returning students!”

The preparatory school was founded in 1927 and offers a British curriculum and boarding for children aged 2-13 years.

As of 2020, school fees run into millions, especially for students aged 7 years and above. A joining fee of Ksh 150,000 per child is required but 50% of this fee is refunded after the final term.

Being one of the oldest international schools in Kenya, Pembroke used a 1913 Silver Ghost Rolls Royce as a school bus in the 1950s. By 1933 the school had 67 students, each paying £37(Sh4,920) per term.

The first African pupils were admitted in the 1970s and girls were admitted to the school from 1988.

Pembroke sits on 140 acres of land and boasts a wide range of facilities such as modern classrooms, well-equipped library, school theatre, tennis and squash courts, cricket and rugby pitches, stables, a cross country course, a swimming pool and gymnasium, a running track, and an outdoor arena.

One notable alumnus of Pembroke House is Achola Fiona Ngobi, wife of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s son, Jomo.

Take a peep at the fees structure below as of 2020.

Optional extras as of 2018

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