Media personality Dr Kingori has talked about how tough life was growing up to an extent of them sleeping hungry on so many occasions it became a norm.
Talking during an interview on Churchill Show he said
‘Kulala njaa ilikua kawaida.
There is a day my brother saw me buy a packet of maize flour and my brother even created a song coz of how happy he was.
My dad was a carpenter and my mum was a casual labourers.
My mum used to sell blouses and that meant that if she did not sell we were to sleep hungry.’
‘One day I helped baby sit a kid who had been left with a neighbour, after I helped calm the baby the mum gave me a 20 bob coin.
That day my mum did not sell any blouses and we were t sleep hungry but luckily that coin bought us supper.
We bought unga at 13 bob, cooking oil was 2 shillings, while kales were being sold for 1 shilling.
That act of goodness (baby sitting) made us not sleep hungry that day.’
At some point Kingori’s father struggled with alcoholism, and that taught him a big lesson.
‘I learned that you are the one who choses from every situation. Right now my dad is my biggest fan.’
Like they say, never let your past determine your future.