Quinter Atieno Onyango
Quinter was born on 14th January 2004. She is the firstborn in a family of three. Her siblings; Sharon and Shantel are both in pre-school despite both being at the age of 5 and 7 years respectively. Quinter attended primary school at Naivasha GK Prison from where she sat for her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and scored 321 marks out of the possible 500.
Quinter lives with her mother and siblings in a rented room within Naivasha. The father abandoned them about 3 years ago. Quinter’s mother is sickly; she can barely walk by herself. She has developed an eye condition which makes her sight blurred. This means that the mother does not do anything by herself and, therefore, cannot afford to put a meal on the table for her kids. This family lives under the mercy of well-wishers.
John Mathai Gitau
John was born on 16th April 2005. He is the firstborn in a family of four. Two of his siblings; Henry and Ruth are in grade 3 and 5 respectively. The lastborn, Brian is in pre-primary 2. John attended primary school at Kabati from where he sat for Kenya Certificate of Primary School (KCPE) and managed to score 362 marks out of the possible 500.
John lives with her mother and siblings within Naivasha in a rented room. The father abandoned then in 2012 when he realized that he could not provide for their needs. The mother has been the sole provider since then. She works at a local butchery four days a week.
Virgia Anne Njeri
Njeri was born on 28th July 2005. She is the firstborn in a family of three. Her siblings, Peter 8 years old and Shadrack 10 years old are in grade 2 and 5 respectively. Njeri attended Primary school at Kabati from where she sat for Kenya Certificate of Primary School examinations (KCPE) and scored 296 marks out of the possible 500.
Njeri lives with her mother and siblings within Naivasha in a rented room. The father passed on in 2017 and left the family under the care of the mother. The mother depends on menial jobs to cater for the needs of the family. When the husband died, the mother was denied access to her husband’s home.
Peter Ndungu Mburu
Peter was born in 2005 is the fifth born in a family of 11. His siblings are in different stages of life. The four older siblings never attended high school. They have since moved from home in search of casual jobs. The firstborn is 22 years old whereas the last born (11th) is 2 years old. All the kids are of the same mother and father. Peter attended Ithagani Primary School from where he sat for Kenya Certificate of Primary School (KCPE) and attained 348 marks out of the possible 500.
Peter lives with his both parents at a rural area in Wanyororo Nakuru in a rented mud (dirt) house. The father does menial jobs to feed his big family. The mother is a housewife.
Zipporah Kerubo Gesare
Ziporrah was born on 15 October 2007 as the firstborn in a family of two. Her sister is 10 years old and in grade 5. She attended Manera Primary School from where she wrote her final primary school examination dubbed KCPE and managed to score 250 marks out the possible 500.
Zipporah’s is a total orphan. Her mother passed on in 2012. The father is not known. She lives with her aunt in a rented room within Naivasha who is actually the wife of her late mother’s brother. The aunt took her in when her mother passed on. The aunt’s husband abandoned then a year ago after stealing Kes.60,000 which the aunt had been loaned for building a house at home. The aunt is a casual labourer at a flower farm. The time I visited their house, Zipporah had gone to take care of her ailing grandmother. I will post her photo once she gets reports at STG.
Susan Wanjiku Gathanga
Susan was born on 20th August 2005. She is the firstborn in a family of three. Her two siblings are both in primary school. She attended Kabati Primary school where she managed to score 316 marks out of the possible 500.
Susan lives with her mother and siblings. The father abandoned two years ago. They live in a rented single room within Naivasha. Her mother is a vendor who sells fruits through hawking.
Jeffitha Kamau Wambui
Jeffitha was on 5th September 2005. He is the firstborn in a family of three. His siblings, Kelvin 10 years old and Dennis 4 years old are both in primary school. Jeffitha attended primary school at Kenyatta Road from where he sat for Kenya Certificate of Primary School examination and scored 2276 marks out the possible 500.
Jeffitha lives with his mother in a rented room. The mother is a casual labourer. The father abandoned them leaving the mother as the sole provider of the family. The family does not own any property. According to the area chief, the family is landless.
Tabitha Wangari Wanjiku
Tabitha was born on 3rd October 2004. She is the third born in a family of four. Two of her siblings are in high school forms three and four while the youngest is in primary. Tabitha attended primary school at Kinungi from where she sat for Kenya Certificate of Primary School examination and score a total of 289 marks out of the possible 500.
Tabitha lives with her mother a mud house at their rural maternal home. The mother separated with the father and she is the sole provider of the family. She depends entirely on casual jobs to support her kids.
Mike Mwirigi Kimathi
Mike was born on 4th December 2005. He is the 2nd born in a family of three. His siblings are in school too. Mike attended primary school at Nkaimurunya from where he sat for KCPE and scored 289 marks out the possible 500.
He lives with his mother in a rented room with his siblings. The father passed on in 2010 and the family was left under the care of the mother who was actually a housewife. The mother depends on household jobs to provide for the family.
Nicole Mary Onyango
Nicole was born on 29th May 2004. She is the only child of her mother who passed on when she was a toddler. Nicole has been brought up by her aunt who is a housewife. The aunt has her own kids who are at various stages of life including high school and primary school.
Nicole attended primary school at Naivasha DEB primary where she scored a total of 310 marks out of the possible 500. Nicole lives with her aunt’s family within Naivasha in a rented house. She looks forward to being a doctor in the future.