You were once an alcoholic before getting saved. What led to this?
I had just come back from the US and my life changed drastically. I was admitted to Machakos Boys High School. I had so much freedom and I did not know what to do with it. I was also bitter that my parents had taken my sister Joey to a better school and insisted I join Machakos Boys, even after I performed so well in exams.
You did this to rebel against your parents?
Yes. We were brought up in a God-fearing environment. So going into alcohol and drugs was quite a shocker for my parents.
How did this affect your lifestyle?
I had many girlfriends and my grades dropped, though I was a bright student.
How did your family feel about this?
My family was quite disappointed. I also started stealing from them. I perfected the art to a point they did not even notice.
You seem quite close to Joey, did this affect your relationship?
Not really. One day, my parents gave me money so that I could organise a birthday party for her, but I used it to hold a party for my friends in the house instead.
How was your lifestyle?
I would hold big parties with my friends who would get illegal liquor from Kibera. One day, a friend saw me hiding some money and he stole it thinking that I was too drunk to notice. The next morning, I accosted him and got my money back, but not before teaching him a lesson. It ended up being a police case as I slit his lip during the fight. My elder sister bailed me out.