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Wajackoyah: Why I will forever remain thankful to the Kikuyu community

By Winnie Mabel September 10th, 2022 2 min read

Roots Party leader, Prof George Wajackoyah, has thanked the Kikuyu community for contributing to his upbringing. In his statement posted on social media accounts on Saturday, Prof Wajackoyah said the Kikuyu community took care of him when he was homeless and living on the streets.

“Was hosted at my friend’s mansion. Ann Wambugu (swiss citizen) is the young Kenyan lady that picked me from Victoria park in Bath UK when I was homeless. This is another milestone in my life as I thank the Kikuyu community for contributing to my upbringing. Only God can pay on my behalf. More so JJ Kamotho, the late Minister, contributed more through The Hare Krishna Temple that picked me from the streets of Nairobi,” Wajackoyah said.

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These revelations were part of a statement in which Prof Wajackoyah mourned three relatives.

“I would like to pass my regards to Cecil Miller advocate and classmate at the Kenya School of Law for assisting me at this hour of need as I mourn the demise of three relatives. Dr Philip Muyodi West proprietor whose body arrived recently from New Delhi, Father Lawrence Ongoma (interned yesterday at the catholic cemetery at Bulbul Ngong) and a cousin in Kilifi county,” Prof Wajackoyah said.

In past media interviews, 61-year-old lawyer revealed that he was born in Matungu, Kakamega County but his parents divorced and then abandoned him at the age of three. Later on in life, all his efforts to find his mother proved futile but he met strangers who became his family.

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A Somali trucker who brought him to Nairobi with the intention of employing him died in an unfortunate accident. That is how he ended up on the streets of Nairobi. He further revealed that the late Joseph Kamotho, the then Minister for Education, sponsored his secondary school education after being informed of his plight.

Prof Wajackoyah was later sponsored to join the police service but after stepping on toes in the government he went into exile in the United Kingdom where he dug graves to pay for his university education.

Today, Prof Wajackoyah is an accomplished scholar with 17 degrees in law, philosophy and languages. He came in third in the presidential race which was won by President-elect William Ruto.

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