By Robert Kibet

When then 14-year-old George Kamau Muhindi joined his mates behind their fence to watch the Safari Rally as it passed near their home in Uthiru in 1958, he never imagined that decades later, he would be among the few African participants in the event mostly dominated by whites. Born in a semi-pastoralists family in Limuru, Muhindi grew up as a herds-boy since his father didn’t value education but he was determined to go to school and with that, he ran away from home to his uncle’s home in Kinoo.

While there, he enrolled in primary school in Kinoo as a 13-year-old and later to Uthiru primary school after his uncle moved houses. He was to proceed to the then Nairobi’s Kenya Continuation School but dropped out in Form Two and later joined the National Youth Service (NYS) where he honed his driving skills. He was transferred to Mombasa at the ministry of Labour where he worked as a watchman for six months before the Ministry bought trucks and gave him a driver’s job. Read more….

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