- QUINTER ATIENO OCHIENG
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.
- VIRGINIA ANN 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 to 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. He 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 the 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.