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November 17, 2018

5-minutes-interview: When in trouble, I pray, then consult my wife and mum

Allan
Allan

I'm good at.............mobilization, watching soccer (Arsenal), farming, acting, dancing and cooking.

I'm very bad at.......washing clothes, running and singing.

The last book I enjoyed reading is...........The Fifth Columnist by Liz Gitonga-Wanjohi.

A common misconception of me is......I am a snob. It takes me time to trust and be friends with people but those who know me can testify that I am very jovial and friendly to most people irrespective of their social class.

One of my worst childhood fears was........cockroaches.

The most surprising thing that happened to me is.........when I was nominated to cover the Assembly of State Parties conference in The Hague in 2013.

My ideal night out is............dancing and having single malt whisky with friends.

In another life I'd have been.........a lawyer.

If I was a politician, I would: Act differently and avoid double speak; put the country first before my interest

In a moment of weakness I...........seek God’s intervention and consult my wife and my mother.

The best age to be is..........30s.

My greatest achievements are..........winning awards in my journalism career and having a happy family.

The best part of my job is.........telling stories that change the lives of the common mwananchi.

My lowest point of misery was...............when my father passed on when I was only six years old.

My greatest regret is..........growing up without a father.

Living person I most admire..................BBC Hard Talk host Stephen Sackur.

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

My greatest possessions are..........my family and my ability to command my colleagues' respect.

If I was to die in five minutes, my last words would be...............God protect my lovely wife Angela and my two lovely sons Evan and Jayden

 

Allan Obiero is a Kisumu-based Journalist

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