•"I went to Gilgil to be with my grandmother, I was still having a quest to go back to school. So I joined her in hawking mandazi, samosa among other things."- Salim Swaleh

Salim Swaleh
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NTV host Salim Swaleh has shared how he dropped out of school in class four due to a lack of school fees.

Although he always had a thirst for education his family's financial situation did not make matters easy for him.

Speaking during an interview with Churchill, he shared

"I was born in Bondeni in a family of two. But my dad was polygamous and had three wives.,He passed away when I was around 10.

When he died my mum also travelled and went to seek greener pastures. So I have been brought up by society.

You would sleep in house 1, eat lunch in house 2, breakfast at house 3 and the trend continued," he narrated on Churchill show. 

Swaleh added;

"I went to Bondeni primary but dropped out whole in class four due to lack of school fees. I went to Gilgil to be with my grandmother, I was still having a quest to go back to school.

So I joined her in hawking mandazi,samosa among other things. I started seeing adults going for adult schooling in the evening."

Swaleh says it's only after his mum came back that he went back to school.

"By that time I was very grown and going back to class four was not an option. I was tested and went to class 7.

I could not understand anything, especially in maths.

Luckily when I need my KCPE I was no 3 in the whole school. I got  365 marks and proceeded to Menengai high school."

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