Life history of Joseph Apolo, a student at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga university .
Joseph Apolo Owino Okello was born in 1994 in Ugenya district Siaya county.He is the last born in their family of 3 children.His two elder sisters are all married.His father died in 2002 when he was 6years old followed by his mother in 2004 .He has been surviving on the hands of his uncle (the brother to his father)
He started pre-primary education at Sidindi daycare.He did his lower primary classes at Greenfield academy Trans Nzoia.He proceeded to Simenya primary school where he sat for his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) in the year 2008.He later joined Simenya Secondary School.He is currently a third year semester two student at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology perusing a degree course in Education Arts; History religion with IT.
Joseph Apolo has been an active member of scout clubs since high school.He participated in the national scout camp where he earned a number of dignified scouting certificate.This has made him to be respected in the scouting field and he is the current county youth representative (Kenya Scouts Association) siaya county.Apolo also developed interest in swimming and this has become his hobby since childhood.He even participated in the Kiambu swimming Galla and earned a lifesaver certificate.
Joseph Apolo is a patriotic and plays a major role in promoting democracy and peaceful leadership and coexistence. Right now he participates in the mobilisation of the youths to register as voters.”Right leadership is only achieved when you register as a voter and vote in right candidate “He said.In his statement he said the reason why he like politics being if he don’t participate in politics he will end up being ruled or governed by his inferiors.” Bad leaders are elected when you don’t vote”He added.
After the death of his parents Apolo being the only son,he inherited the parents rental houses in Kitale and Nairobi.He has managed to save a good amount of money from this rental houses. As a result,he has started two projects(a petrol station and restaurant under construction) expected to be completed in 2022 in Sidindi.
Despite him being a student he has a number of work experience and positions.Immediately after form four he started working as BOG teacher at Kirawa Road School Kitusura Nairobi,where he served as a computer teacher and also Ass.Head of Department Information Technology(IT).Apolo is the Ass.Chairman Sidindi ward Youth Empowerment Group,an organisation running all the cyber cafes in Sidindi.In additio,Apolo is the current chairman of Luo association in Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology famously known as Friends of Lake Victoria.
He also had a dream in exercising his Leadership skills and serving comrades.As a result he contested for the post of Ass.secretary general during the institution general elections.All in all the effort did not bear him any fruit.He accepted the defeat due to the rule of law and respect to the majority.
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