I had a lot of money in campus, I dated many chics none became ‘mama watoto’– Isaac Mwaura
3 months ago, 8 Mar 10:59
I joined Kenyatta University in 2001 and graduated in 2007. I would have graduated in 2006 had lecturers not forced the university to postpone the graduation to a later date. At the university, I studied Special Education. I must confess that life was generally good, save for the few moments when lecturers made it unbearable for some of us. I led a fairly comfortable life in campus, and had many friends. This is because my Room 4B in Longonot hostel had a TV, a printer, scanner, a three-seat sofa set and a blender. I also had quite a number of female visitors. Young female students liked me a lot. It was only during the first year that some of them were a bit afraid to approach me because I am an albino. In fact, my first girlfriend dumped me because of my skin colour. Still, I dated more than one girl in campus, but none of them became my mama watoto. During meal times, I would go to the mess and have ugali and soup for just Sh4. This however changed when I became a student leader. I could now even afford to visit Kilometer Market (KM) for chapati madondo or eat for free at the mess. As a student leader, I had a lot of money - a cash allowance of Sh2,500, another Sh2,500 from my old man, plus Sh60,000 from Helb. Life was truly good for Mwaura. My saddest moment came when I vied for the Kenyatta University Students Association (KUSA) chairmanship and lost. I spent all my savings on the campaigns, and was very broke after that. Even getting Sh5 for mandazi was a task. It was rough, but when I finally joined KUSA as a special member, I left a mark in the student leadership. About my lecturers, I still remember Dr Kamaree Kilosho, he was so good as a teacher, but his exams were really hard. Then there was one Dr Ogechi (he taught us French), whom I hated with passion. He was the most arrogant Congolese I have ever met in my life. I remember I lost some marks simply because he had misplaced my exam paper. I didn’t understand why I was being punished for someone’s mistake. Hon Isaac Mwaura is a nominated ODM MP and the national coordinator of the Albinism Society of Kenya.
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