When Achungo found Brian and his younger sister, Wendy, they were living with their grandparents with Brian spending his days fetching wood from the forest and water from the river.
His father, a policeman in northern Kenya, had been killed by cattle rustlers and some years later his mother, Rose, took sick and died.
Brian has been at Achungo for 3 years with Science his favorite class and Mr. Mwai, his favorite teacher and someone Brian can talk to when frustrated or angry. Brian hopes eventually to attend Kenyatta University, Nairobi, and become a pilot to “fly to other countries and interact with people there,” he says.
Brian now attends St. Paul’s Ligisa Secondary School.