Daniel Gachukia

Wilfred Kiboro (left) Chancellor of Riara University and Daniel Gachukia during the dedication of the University on November 22, 2013.

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Daniel Gachukia’s story of belonging to two cultures

What you need to know:

  • The Gachukias are a household name in Kenya, mainly in Nairobi County, where thousands of children have attended Riara schools.
  • They are accomplished teachers and public figures who once worked in the civil service and the corporate sector.

If the Kenya that optimists believe the country should be ever happens one day, it will have to be like the story of Daniel Gachukia. For the world that Daniel Gachukia was born and raised in, although haunted by the ghost of colonial oppression because of the Mau Mau war, had the potential of becoming a country where one’s tribe would have been the least of the defining features of one’s identity.


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