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September 24, 2018

Five Minutes Interview – I treasure the love letters we used to exchange

I’m good at........communication.

I’m very bad at..............acquiring and retaining friends in high places due to my activism job.

The last book I enjoyed reading is.......Aminata by Francis Imbuga.

The most surprising thing that happened to me was......to witness the shameful mismanagement of an election despite a new constitution.

A common misconception of me is...............I’m bold and confident.

One of my worst childhood fears was............shadows at night.

My ideal night out is............hanging out with my friends over mbuzi choma, chatting and dance.

In another life I’d have been.........an accountant.

If I was a politician, I would...........use my wit to change the world by abhorring corruption and supporting legislation to improve the lives of the poor and marginalised.

The best age to be is..............40. You’ve got yourself money, a wife and independence.

The best part of my job is.......working with children to ensure they enjoy their rights. I also engage a lot with policymakers to improve the environment that children operate in to be safe and secure.

My greatest regret is.........working too late and too much followed by outings at the expense of family.

Historical figure I most identify with is.............none.

Living person I most admire is.............Cord leader Raila Odinga.

My greatest achievement is..........to carve out my niche as a career development worker and a parent.

My favourite writer is.......Chinua Achebe.

My greatest possession is..............love letters we used to exchange before the cell phone era.

If I was to die in five minutes, my last words would be......Thank You, Lord, for giving me the opportunity to serve You and forgive my sins.

 

Paul Omole is a programme coordinator for partnerships and advocacy at Rapado.

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