Renowned musician Jaguar (Charles Njagua Kanyi) on Sunday surprised his former headteacher with a Toyota Rav 4 as an appreciation for helping him finish school.
Jaguar, who was ranked as one of the richest artists in East Africa in 2014, attended a service at PCEA Thogoto, Kiambu county and crowned his stay there by acknowleging how the teacher, Evanson Gathigu, changed his life after the death of his mother.
The musician had paid tribute to Mr Gathigu back in 2015 where he recounted how troubled he had been after finishing his KCPE examintions and neither had finances nor a guardian to take him to school.
As a young boy, he said he resorted to selling water at Thogoto shopping center until he decided to try his luck at a nearby school.
“When my mum passed away i had just completed class 8 and didn't have someone to take me to high school... One day i saw a school next to Thogoto teacher's college called Magutuini pri and decided to enter and try my Luck,” he said on his Facebook post in part.
“I met the headmaster at the gate and introduced my self and my story and this man here with me in this pic listened to me and told me to enter class 7 and start learning,” he said.
Jaguar, who is now a director at the National Agency for the Campaign against Drug Abuse (NACADA), recounted his story again to the youth in the area and urged them to study hard to avoid engaging in crime.
"I would like to call upon youth with close monitoring of parents, to study hard and do any work that's available. Through this we will keep our youth busy and prevent them from engaging in criminal activities and joining groups like the dreaded Al Shabaab group," Jaguar said.criminal death
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