Wallace Ambuka, 19, has had a life of struggle and pain. Born in Kakamega County, Wallace had a difficult upbringing that ushered him to street life. He severally attempted to take away his life but God was gracious to him. Wallace, who says God’s Grace in his life has taught him never to give up, shares his story with FAITH MURIGU.
Wallace Ambuka, a form three student at a school in Nairobi, was given a day off from school to attend this interview. After sharing a cup of tea, we got down to business. Although his official name is Wallace Ambuka, most people know him as Carlos, a name that a Good Samaritan who picked him from the streets of Kakamega town gave him. For more than a decade now, Tunza Children’s Home in Ngong has been his home.
Born 19 years ago, Wallace’s mother passed on when he was still a toddler after she developed a myriad of complications while undergoing an emergency Caesarian section to deliver the triplets she was carrying in her womb. The babies were delivered alive and healthy.
“After my mother’s death, my paternal grandmother took care of me while my siblings were taken by my mother’s family. I have not met them since. When I was still very young, my father took me to live with his new wife and their children as my grandmother, who was elderly, couldn’t manage to care for me any longer,” recalls Wallace…
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