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My rise from street boy in city centre to MP


Twenty nine year-old South Mugirango MP, Sylvanus Osoro has defeated age and stereotypes to achieve success in politics.

His life is a perfect example of resilience and determination paying off. His is a story of dealing blows from life and dusting off to the next challenge.

Born in a family of six, the young parliamentarian lost his father – a teacher, and his mother – a nurse, when he was eight years old.

Both parents died within four months of each other after short illnesses.

The family was dealt the first blow, forcing the young Osoro and his siblings to live with relatives.

Osoro went to live with his uncle in Kisii who soon after got arrested.

Seeing as his uncle’s wife could not support him, Osoro relocated to Nairobi to live with another uncle. The situation wasn’t any rosier at his uncle’s Mukuru kwa Reuben slums home.

He would leave on months on end to survive by his own in the CBD as a street urchin. He was on and off school most of the time. He however desired to go through school with no interruptions.

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SOURCE: Daily Nation