I live at my uncles place. We share a one-room-house made of iron sheet, one bed, one chair and one table. We have a TV, but I don't watch much because I come late from school and do my homework. For supper I go to my parents place, they live nearby. I wash and eat at my mothers place. My two brothers John (13) and Nyakor (14) and our little sister Sarafina (5) stay with my
cousin. My mother washes our clothes and cooks for all of us. My father is a cook in a hotel downtown Nairobi. I like staying with my uncle, his name is Thomas and he is nice. I choosed to stay with him because I didn't want him to be alone.
What do you see when you step out of your house?
Other houses like ours made of iron sheet, people trading Mangos and vegetables and clothes.
Where is your favorite place to be?
In school, because I like to learn. And I like to play soccer with our schoolteam. I am a striker. Last week we won against another school. We train three times a week at our school-playground.
What do you like doing most?
Read storybooks. But I don't have any books at home, I borrow them from our school-libary. My favorite book is 'The giant beans'.
What was the nicest moment last week?
Our Acrobats Class on wednesday. We balanced and climbed up trees.
If you had a safe, what would you keep inside?
My storybooks, but unfortunately I always have to give them back.
If you had one wish?
I want to become a pilot, because it is a good work. You are well paid and get to see a lot of the world.
What makes you happy?
Training my acrobatic exercises. When I was little, I wanted to do what the big ones did - now I can.
Where do you want to be in ten years?
In the UK because it is clean. They have snow and I have never seen any. I would like to play with it.
If you could go on a trip tomorrow, where would you go?
To the Nairobi National Museum. You can see things that were used in the past. Our Socialteacher told us about it, but I have been there yet.
If you could be an animal, which one would that be?
A lion because he is the kind of the jungle.
If you had enough money, what would you buy first?
An aeroplane so I can fly to England and stay there. But I would take my family with me. After ten years we would come back to Kenya to visite my grandmother up country.
How old would you like to be right now?
20, than I could train other people to be acrobats.
What do you fear most?
Ghosts because they are bad and they eat people. I saw a ghost-film once on television at my uncles place, it gave me bad dreams.
What do you not like at all?
When people beat eachother. Last year I saw people beating another man until the police came and arrested them all.
What noise don't you like at all?
Children sreaming at school.
What was the worst moment in your life?
First day of school, my mother took me, I was five years old. I was scared the teachers would beat me, because I had heard, that pupils get beaten by their teachers. In fact I was only beaten once when I was ten because I had lost a schoolbook.
What was the happiest moment in your life?
Last New Year. My father took me up country to celebrate New Years Eve with our cousins an friends. I teached them acrobats and the liked it.
Whom do you miss most?
My grandfather, he died when I was litte. I don't really remember him, but my mother told me he was a policeman. He was a good man, always helping people and catching thieves.
What do you need most?
A bag for my school books. Actually I don't have any schoolbooks of my own, but my father borroughs them from my cousin who is in 6th class.
Whom would you like to meet?
The President of Kenya. I want to see how he lives. I believe he has a beautiful house and good cars.
If you could be somebody else, who would you like to be?
A policeman so I can help people. There is a policestation next to our school. Sometimes I go there and ask them how they use their guns, but they don't want to show me.
Is there anybody you admire?
God, he was the one who created earth. I go to church every sunday with my parents and my brothers and sisters. I like going there because I can learn for Religious Education at school.
What would you like to change about the world?
I would like all people to love eachother.
I would like it to be clean.
If you could make a change in your life, what would it be?
I would like to go to boarding school. My cousin who was there told me it is a good place to learn