Koffee with Joe

All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time.

– Mitch Albom,The Five People You Meet In Heaven

I remember the morning I went to Kirimara High School (Kenya) to check for the resultsof my KenyaAdvanced Certificate of Education (KACE). I was excited as I took a public bus to the school, I was very sure that I had passed the exam. I had worked very hard and was very hopeful that I was joining University of Nairobi to undertake a Bachelor of Economics. As the first born of 9 siblings and 6 half sisters and brothers there was always lots at stake, and my mother was always clear – work hard and succeed. Those two elements were always interrelated. You work hard, give it your 100%, and you will succeed. All my life, that formula worked. I studied, got good grades, did well…

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