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Born in the village and in the clan that I love and treasure, here I stand. For I know and smell the goodness of my origin despite challenges that occurred. The roots of our existence matters a lot hence I do believe my stabilized spirit of focus has been strengthened each and every time I recall my village and family at large.
Look at the life of King David in the bible, nobody could imagine of him ascending to kingship. God is truly powerful and He uplifts His sons from a cocoon of lost hope to a palace and destiny of joy forever.
I was born on 11th December 1992 in Sisokhe village, Kakamega county western part of Kenya. This is a village I found myself inhaling and exhaling fresh air and feeding on all kind of fruits due to the availability of bushes. The only predicament was existence of snakes. We never choose the family and place to be born because if it was so, many people could always avoid their homes and tell God to be born in cities.
At the age of two years I found myself in the care and hands of a grandmother whom I always owe full respect.
I went to Sisokhe primary school from nursery to class seven where I was shaped academically by able teachers.
In 2003, I was aged 12 when my grandmother decided to transfer me from sisokhe primary to a far primary school from our village. She did not explain the reason for the transfer but I could see the care and much concern about my life in her talking. I did class eight KCPE four times and see how God intervened.
I joined Bukhubalo primary school in 2003 in class eight and stayed with my grandma’s friend who had a family and showed care for me in their house. I studied well and always still came position one in the new school which made teachers to feel proud of me. Since there was no boy in that family, I would come from school in the evening and help looking after cattle. On 15th march, 2003 in the evening God showed His love and care to me which I can’t forget in my life. I was looking after cattle near a river as I studied my notes when suddenly my notebook fell into the water since I was seated on the banks enjoying the breeze and waves of water.
I immediately jumped into the river thinking it was shallow but to find it quite deep for me. I struggled to come out but since I dint know how to swim, I smelled death. Suddenly one cow among those I was looking after just came direct towards the banks, keenly looked at my struggles with water then jumped in for my rescue.
It started pushing me by use of horns towards the banks and ensured that I am out of the river. From that day and time, I believed that God is real and He can show Himself through different ways in our lives.
I scored 360 marks out of 500 at Bukhubalo primary school. I got an admission letter from Kakamega High School but I did not join due to lack of fees. In 2004, I decided to repeat class eight in the same school but stayed in a different family where the mother of the house had a son in class eight and wanted us to study together.
In 2004 I scored 383 marks out of 500 while the second pupil had 304 marks but nobody was there to pay my fees despite trying various options. This forced me to repeat class 8 once again in 2005.
That year I managed to score 406 marks out of 500 which I believed to get a scholarship from a regional Sugar Company, especially having received a letter of admission from Lenana School. However this was not to be.
In 2006 February, I felt like giving up with life when I found out that one of my former colleagues who had 380 marks used my chance to join Lenana school as I was helpless in the village. He had a family which was stable financially. This situation forced me to repeat class eight once again and received admission letters from Mang’u High School and Kakamega High.
Needless to say that despite my effort, the situation prevailed. One day in the morning as I was carrying a big role of material of clothes to the store of my boss, I saw a boy wearing red shirt, a blue short with black sweater coming from Makadara City Library. He was a student of Starehe boys Centre and I kindly asked him to listen to me and never run away since I was shaggy someone could think I was mentally ill. When I explained to him my academic challenges, he sincerely accepted to help me get a scholarship through student who was his class mate. He took to National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) offices where I explained myself. To my delight, my efforts had finally paid off!
Due to the focus that I had to ensure that I change my life and be a mentor to many young boys and girls, and also to prove to many people that God truly exists and loves me, I studied smart in High school and made it direct to public university through Joint Admissions Board (JAB). I was admitted in Chuka University in the year 2012 September to study a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and Security Studies; my dream course (Forensic Investigation Option).
The NCCK has been my home, my joy and a place I found comfort from the year 2007 up to date. Through NCCK I have gone places I could not imagine. I have mingled with people of different caliber in meetings and conferences under NCCK. I am strong physically, spiritually and even academically through NCCK love, teachings and support.
NCCK brought light and almost the lost hope in my life after almost everybody despised me and wanted me to fail in life. Many people discouraged me and told me openly in my eyes to stop education claiming that I will never go far but NCCK gave me hope and super stared me up.
My stay in Nairobi while on holidays from university has always been easy because of NCCK. I humbly recognize everybody at the head office in Nairobi since you have showed unconditional love and care to me each time I visit the office.
Every challenge that I faced before NCCK took me up has been an encouragement for me to trust in the Lord and be determined, never to give up. At present I have completed my four year university degree course which was one of my dreams to fulfill in life and God Has done it for me. From our village I am the first person to study up to university level and from our clan I am the first person to have gone beyond form four. This is God’s working!
Since I have specialized in Criminology and Security Studies (forensic investigation option), I would love to work in the National Intelligent Service (N.I.S) or join the military as a cadet officer in the military intelligent department.
May the Almighty God bless National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) Organization at large for the good work and services offered.
Mutonyi C. Bonventure.