I was born on 6th March 1971 in Central Kenya, East Africa in a village on the slopes of Mt Kenya that is mainly comprised of peasants. Both my parent were small scale farmers doing subsistence farming to raise our family. I completed school in 1988.
In early 1989, I joined Kenya Guides and Porters Club in Naromoru at the base of Mt Kenya where I started working as a porter. After a year I was promoted to a trainee guide and I took an Outward Bound Course. I became a fully certified guide in 1990. I continued working as a guide until 1995 when I did an Outdoor Leadership Course organized by the National Outdoor Leadership School ( NOLS) and began practicing privately as a professional guide. I am proud to be one of the 10 best guides recognized by the Mount Kenya Guides and Porters Club.
I offer a more personalized service to climbers with no middlemen involved. Apart from that I always insist on knowing my clients and meeting them personally so that we make room for variations if special requests are made.
All the Guides and helpers I work with are well qualified and certified by the National Park operating authorities and I enjoy an excellent relationship with them, built up over many years working together. They adhere strictly to the codes of conduct set out by the Park authority and most of them speak English quite well.
On languages, apart from my native tongue Kikuyu, I also speak fluent English, Kiswahili and Spanish. I believe that it’s through the challenges that you climbers offer us that make our service provision better every passing day. Go ahead and give us that challenge!!