When Bahati was orphaned, he went out looking for a place to call “home”, he had somewhere specific in mind.
He found refuge at ABC Kenya Children’s home in Kariobangi, until he was old enough to move out and start life on his own. That was at age 18 after clearing his Fourth Form.
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Do you know where he found a single room to rent? Githurai! Yes. Bahati started life as an independent young man at Githurai.
When his “mum” at the children’s home got wind of his exploits, she went over to his single room at the crime-prone Nairobi estate to see how her “kid” was faring.
Upon arrival at the sprawling Githurai estate, Thorunn Helgadottir Lusiru, the ABC Kenya Children’s home director from Iceland, a country with a population of just over 300,000 people.
She was shocked by the deplorable condition Kevin Bahati was living in. His single room had only a bed.
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She whisked him to the Thika Road Mall where she purchased a few blankets, mattress and a few more household items.
And voooom! Bahati was off for a proper start to life.