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November 18, 2018

5-minutes-interview: Age 30 is a cocktail of energy and maturity

Joel
Joel

 

I'm good at…………..formulating and implementing strategies. Plus making fun.

I'm very bad at……….committing injustices.

The last book l enjoyed reading is……….God's Generals by Roberts Liardon.

The most surprising thing that happened to me is……….being selected to attend the first-ever United Nations Environment Assembly at Unep Headquarters, Gigiri.

A common misconception of me is…….I am quiet and soft.

One of my worst childhood fears was………..disappointing my parents, the beating was terrible.

My ideal night out is………..spending time in the house engaging in a conversation with my family.

In another life l’d have been………a political operative for top politicians in the US.

If I was a politician, I would………..ensure that we implement a Sh25 billion programme to address youth unemployment, it is not rocket science.

The best age to be is………..30, a midlife cocktail of energy and maturity.

The best part of my job is……...working with young people.

My greatest regret is………none. I believe all decisions I have made have shaped who I am today.

Historical figure I most identify with………..anti-apartheid icon and former South African President Nelson Mandela. He epitomises true servant leadership.

Living person I most admire……….First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.

My greatest achievement is ………I am not yet there.

My favourite writer is……..I really don't have one in mind but I love the works of Samuel Makinda and Prof John Okumu on international relations.

My lowest point of misery was……..falling ill when I was sitting my KCSE exam.

My greatest possession is.......my knowledge of God and the strong will to fulfil my purpose in life.

If I was to die in five minutes, my last words would be….....God, show them the way.

 

Joel Kimari is spokesperson for the National Youth Council - Embu county and CEO, Youth Advancement Initiative.

 

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