Despite Nakuru being known as the Vegas of Kenya…(everything fun happens here from hosting big rugby tournaments to headliner concerts) it has also emerged as a hub for young entrepreneurial minds. We got to interact with Charles Kambo, popularly known as ‘Lastborn’, a resident in Nakuru town who is so passionate about the welfare of youth in the town.
This passion comes to life when he is taking up his role as the chairperson of a group dubbed ‘Youth4Youth Initiative’ which focuses on helping the youth discover their potential and talents, as well as to nurture them. Lastborn, being the leader, helps the group organize for edutainment platforms which address issues such as relationships and sex, poverty eradication as well as drug and substance abuse. Such platforms have seen many youth in the town enlightened and leading more responsible lives.
Charles was given the name ‘Lastborn’ by the former governor of Nakuru county – Kinuthia Mbugua, who was captured by his outgoing spirit, and ability to influence people despite being the shortest in the crowd. When he is not mentoring youth, Lastborn emcees at events organized by Kenya Power in Nakuru town, as well as those held in his college – East African Institute of Certified Studies – Nakuru branch where he is pursuing a Diploma in Mass communication.
Lastborn has also been very helpful at the community Tingg chat events we hold monthly. His zealous nature of seeing youth get education drives him to help coordinate more youth to take part in the events as well as secure a sign language interpreter for the participants who are deaf.