From packaging kid to supervisor with PhD

The extraordinary tale of 39-year-old Kenneth Okoth, who was orphaned being a young child. Together with it perhaps perhaps maybe not been for kind-hearted family members, he could be certain he would be destitute.

“I happened to be created in Homa Bay County in 1980 — i’m a firstborn in a household of three young ones. We had been bad, my moms and dads struggled to coach us and offer for the other requirements. My dad had been an electrician while my mother plaited locks for an income.

We all packed our belongings and moved to Nairobi, where my parents hoped to make a better living when I was in primary school. We got a homely household, (a space become certain) in Dandora Phase Four and I also joined up with Tom Mboya main class, a hiking distance from the house.

Unfortuitously, the enhanced livelihood my moms and dads were trying to find didn’t materialise. If any such thing, life ended up being harder right right here, therefore we all trooped returning to the town.

My parents had been nevertheless determined to teach me personally, therefore they enrolled me personally during the Kamolo Primary that is nearby class. we was in Class Two then.

In August 1995, right before I sat for my Kenya certification of main School examinations (KCPE), my mom passed away.

Her death spelt doom over my children because she have been the breadwinner. I became devastated by her death, and my hope of joining school that is secondary away.

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