I am Kambi Kaingu and this is my story…
I emanated into this world in 1999.The knowledge that was imparted on me was that a common mistake that people make when trying to design something complete foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.This made me grow up as a young man composed of respect to all.
At my early age, i found everyone trying to accomplish something big,not realising that life is made up of little things.i grew up knowing that the secret to happiness is to do what you like and the secret to success is to like what you do.
In the year 2005, I was enrolled to Bogamachuko primary school where I started my education at the age of six years.I began my education with a success bhang knowing that we are all here for some special reason and I stopped being a prisoner of my past which was a very humble background.
I lived my primary school life as if I would die the next day and dreamt of success as if I would live forever. This was what kept me ahead of the pack. I believed in myself to an extent that everyone believed in me.
Towards my final year in primary, I faced many challenges which did not Paralyze me instead helped me discover the real me. I did not let bad days kernel feel like I had a bad life. Although I schooled with guys who seemed to be older than me, I knew that success would not be achieved by the size of my body or brain rather butches size of my thoughts and I always did something that would inch me closer to a better tomorrow.
Knowing that to get through the hardest journey we need to take only one step at a time but we must keep on stepping, I did not stop the waves instead I learnt to surf and finally scored 408 marks in my KCPE exam in 2013.
Remembering that life is always up and down, I didn’t worry when I had no school fees for my secondary education because my next placement was in the Alliance high school. I knew I had entered a dance floor where opportunities would dance with me.
When I almost gave up that I would join alliance, miraculously i got sponsorship from kesho Kenya. Kesho organization took me through high school and I underwent many trainings organized by Kesho such as leadership, first aid, child protection, reproductive health, career and many others. I got to learn that although we might face challenges, problems are with everyone, it is on us to become the victims or overcome the situation and become successful.
I sat for my KCSE exam in 2017 and scored an A-(minus). I had a goal to build my life. Remember there is always a little more toothpaste in the tube and always think about it. In my school life, I knew that I didn’t require to be great to start but I needed to start to be great.
I now expect to join the university of Nairobi to persue a degree in actuarial science and this is after knowing that I would never leave where I was unless I decided where I wanted to be. I grew up as a LUO that is a young man ready to Learn, Understanding and Obedient.
Lastly it is always better to live for one year as a tiger than live for a century as a sheep. Always try to learn something about everything and everything about something. YOU NEVER FAIL UNTIL YOU STOP TRYING.
Author: Kambi Kaingu