Fierce advocate of Raila Odinga’s policies, Nuru Okanga, has revealed that he spent only two months in the classroom before sitting for the 2023 KCPE examination.
Speaking to radio presenter Massawe Japanni on Radio Jambo’s “Ilikuaje” segment, Okanga hesitated to disclose the scores he obtained but mentioned that he decided to return to school for two main reasons.
“I studied for only two months before taking the KCPE exam. I chose to return to school because I aspire to be an MCA, but I also wanted to avoid becoming a leader without any academic qualifications,” he said.
The 32-year-old Okanga explained that the reason he didn’t attend school at an early age was due to the death of his father.
He revealed that his father passed away when he was just 6 years old, and the person left responsible for raising and educating him avoided those responsibilities. This led him to leave school to take care of the family.
“I left school and started herding cattle, earning one thousand shillings, and later three thousand. Then I moved to Konza to herd sheep, where I was paid 8,500. I thought this was nonsense, so I left that job and came to Nairobi. I started herding cattle when I was 10 years old. I left Konza in 2013 and came to Nairobi, where I began working in construction,” Okanga explained.
He also mentioned that in Nairobi, he worked as a shepherd in the Kayole area, emphasizing that he had a good understanding of the Bible.
“I preached for four years. You wouldn’t find me sitting on the ground on weekends analyzing the Bible. The scriptures were coming directly to my mind,” Okanga said, citing Psalms as his favorite passage.
Okanga stated that he was baptized and adopted the name Paul.