At birth Dennis Ngaruiya suffered a terrifying bout of meningitis that left him motionless.
But during the Kenya Defence Forces Day celebrations at 3KR Barracks in Lanet, Nakuru, on October 14, 2014, the 13-year-old boy left President Uhuru Kenyatta in stitches with his electrifying poem on maternal health.
Ngaruiya’s poem “Our Father” moved the crowd, including the President who sought to meet the boy.
The poem, written by his class teacher, commended the First Lady for her continuous efforts in promoting good maternal health through her Beyond Zero campaign and the President for his ability to interact freely with the people.
The charming young man has finally joined Form One.
The head of state kept his promise to take care of Ngaruiya, 15, with State House settling his Form One admission costs.
Ngaruiya famously known as the State House kid in Nakuru reported to Menengai High School on Wednesday, an emotional moment that left his single mother in tears.
“I didn’t know my child could be admitted and study in such a good school like other children,” Ms Damaris Wambui said before she broke down, overwhelmed with joy.
Congratulations to Ngaruiya from The Insyder Family