A man identified as Pius Stephen Opiyo has built a house for his retired parent back in their home town in Busia.
Speaking with a local publication, the man said he decided to build the house for his parents as a way of expressing gratitude as he was the first person in a family of eight to finish Form Four.
Opiyo disclosed that his dad worked as a watchman until 2005 when he retired and went back to the village where he worked as a peasant farmer.
He added that his mother was a house help until when then primary school that they were attending noticed shebhad a difficulty in raising school fees and hired her as a cook.
“My mother was a househelp until we got to primary school when the school noticed that she had a challenge in paying school fees and they asked her to go work as a cook in school,” he said.
Opiyo said constructing the house came with a lot of challenges, disclosing that he had asked his big brother to help him construct the house to which he agreed before changing his mind later.
“It took a lot of sacrifices. I personally have a semi-permanent home myself in the village, but I chose to honour these people who raised me and change their lives because I know they would have desired to lead such a life,” he noted.
He added that his big brother almost missed the handing over ceremony because he had no bus fare forcing him to drive all the way to Nairobi to pick him.
“I chose to honour him because he is my big brother and I believe in unity, he however, publicly acknowledged that he did not participate in the construction,” he added.
Opiyo handed the keys to his parents on December 23 and said he hopes his vision inspires people.
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