By Mugo Gachuhi

Crossing 3 continents and spanning 3 generations, this is often the tale of a tender made up our minds guy who left his rural village in Kenya within the quest for Western schooling. strolling approximately a hundred miles to Nairobi, the capital urban of Kenya, throughout the Mau Mau fight for independence from colonial rule, Mugo used to be a beneficiary of the recognized Kennedy Airlift backed by means of the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. beginning, which took him to the USA in 1960. because the warfare in Vietnam and the civil rights circulate raged on, Mugo overcame racial and cultural limitations and met and married his spouse. He persisted to pursue his dream of an schooling. On finishing his PhD in 1969, they again to Kenya to give a contribution to construction the state and proceed to take action today.

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