Leodip Lbulaki Peter




Peter was born in 1997 and is the second born of six children. He has 2 sisters and 3 brothers. He lives in an area called Noltinga which is 8 kilometers from Sereolipi. His family are traditional Samburu nomadic pastoralists. During the frequent droughts they travel in search of water and grass for their cows and goats. The milk and blood from their cows and goats are their sole source of food.
Neither of Peter’s parents went to school but when he was 9 years old his mother decided he should go to Sereolipi Primary School to get an education. She felt that at least one of her children should go to school. At the time his father was not so keen as Peter was a good cow herder. However the recent drought had decimated their herds and his father finally relented. At the time Peter was also not too sure he wanted to go to school. He had to walk the 8 kilometers to school and back every day and even now he says he really enjoys taking the animals out for water and pasture. But his mother encouraged him to stay in school and she made sure he always did his homework and only had chores during the weekends.
Peter had always been a good student but it wasn’t until grade 6 that he realized he really liked school and that this was the best way he could help his family live a less harsh life. From that time on he has consistently been among the top three students in his class and usually the top student in mathematics. He achieved marks of 283 in his KCPE exams at the end of grade 8. Peter is also an excellent soccer player and was on the school team.


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