Ken Okoth was a humble man. He was born and raised in Kibera, the largest slum in East and Central Africa.

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Screen Shot 2019 07 26 at 8.14.13 PM - Lala salama! Photos of Ken Okoth wearing Starehe Boys’ school uniform

He joined Starehe Boys Centre after passing KCPE, where he worked hard and passed with flying colors as well.

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In an interview with Daily Nation back in 2013 he said the late Dr Griffin was his mentor.

They (Dr. Griffin and teachers) told us giving up was not an option and that education was meant to make one self reliant, regardless of the circumstances. Griffin was a great teacher and mentor. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

Well, Mpasho.co.ke has photos of Ken Okoth back in High School, where he wore a pair of blue shorts and a redshirt. Check out the photos

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Ken Okoth during his days at Starehe Boys
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Kibra MP with a friend back in the day at Starehe Boys

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At Starehe Boys, Okoth who had a life back home and used to eat from trash bins found a home. He chose to remain in school over holidays.

Prior to secondary school, I had not known a three-meal diet. Eating from the trash bins was just normal. I seldom went back home, choosing instead to remain at school studying and working

Okoth passed away on July 20 after a long battle with colorectal cancer. He was 41.

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Okoth represented Kibra for seven years in parliament.

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