I was born in Nairobi and educated at City Primary, Racecourse Primary and Nairobi South Primary schools. I did my 'O' levels at Eastleigh Secondary School and my 'A' levels at Highway Secondary School. At ESS, I represented Nile House in field events - high jump, long jump, hop step and jump, discus and javelin.
At the end of December 1964, I left Kenya for further studies in Scotland. I obtained a diploma in Aeronautical Engineering and licences in Aircraft Maintenance. For the next six years I worked in England and gained valuable working experience at Stansted, RAF Northholt and Heathrow airports.
In 1972 I left UK on an expatriate contract with an airline based in the Caribbean. During my eight-year stay in the Caribbean, I was based in Antigua and traversed the chain of Windward and Leeward Islands form southern most island of Trinidad to northern most island of Puerto Rico.
At the end of 1981, I immigrated to Canada. I settled in Vancouver, joined Air Canada, got married and raised a family. After 20 years service at Air Canada as an Instructor, I retired in 2010. My wife was an RN and is now retired. My daughter has just finished her university at UBC.
Looking back at my life, it has been a fascinating and exhilarating journey. I have vivid memories of my formative years in Nairobi, followed by trips to the various lands of this planet - sharing cherished experiences of friendships and relationships along the way.
- As of May 2012