The Star (Nairobi)

23 January 2013

Kenya: Five-Minute Interview - Surprised to Learn I Was Adopted

I am good at ............. teaching, people skills and research.

I am very bad at............. lying or pretending. My body language will give me away.

The last book I enjoyed reading was .............. The Long Road Home by Stephen King, a story of a woman who had to endure a great deal of abuse from her family and the world at large.

The most surprising thing that happened to me............. was finding out that I was an adopted child. I had grown up with foster parents and had always treated my siblings as my cousins.

A common misconception about me............... is that I am loose. I guess it comes from the fact that many of my close allies are men.

One of my worst childhood fears ............ was that I would meet with an ogre.

My ideal night out is ............... partying with friends. I always drink soda or water while they drink alcohol.

The best part of my job.........making a difference in the life of a person.

In another life I would have been ................ a dancer. While I love dancing, God passed me when he was giving out this gift.

My greatest possession is........... an old red ASUS notebook. It's quite portable and has almost everything I need to get my work done.

My greatest regret....... None. I make mistakes, forgive myself and move on.

The best age to be for me ............ was adolescence. I had absolutely nothing to worry about.

My greatest achievement ............was writing a report dubbed a Shared Vision for Uasin Gishu County in collaboration with members of Uasin Gishu County Forum.

My favourite writer is........ Danielle Steele. Her fiction is so real.

If I was to die in five minutes my last words would be............... 'promise me that you will take care of Babra and Chichi'.

Eunice Jepkemboi Kerich is the Co-founder and Director of Research and Training Recom Consultants in Eldoret. She is also a senior lecturer at Rift Valley Technical Training Institute Eldoret.

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