The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: 5 Minute Interview - Politicians Should Stop Handouts Culture

Emmanuel Dennis is Convener of the National Youth Sector Alliance a national multi-stakeholder alliance focused on policy dialogue for Kenyan youth. He is also the Director of the Green Teams which is a Green and Clean Energy based social enterprise that operates in four African Countries.

I'm good at............Organising people and generating systems and thought processes that focus on improving the livelihoods of people.

I'm very bad at......Washing dishes.

The last book l enjoyed was...........Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacs on.

The most surprising thing that happened to me .......Activating an SMS short code application platform that now has over 200,000 members country wide. The numbers are rising astronomically.

A common misconception of me is....that I am a controversial person.

One of my worst childhood fears was............Being bullied.

My ideal night out is.............Good Music with family and friends and a good conversation about what the future portends for us as a young generation.

In another life l'd have been .......A pastor and a Music director.

If I were a politician, I would .........Make sure the people don't get to rely on handouts but work for the betterment of their own livelihoods.

The best age to be is..............30 - 35, this is when you are at the best of your creativity. Either make it or break it.

The best part of my job is..........When I enter a room full of young people discussing how to implement ideas I have generated.

My greatest regret is ............The day when put the wrong answers in a mathematics exam paper thinking that other students were copying me in class 2.

Historical figure I most identify with is ............Martin Luther King Jr.

Living person I most admire is ..............President Barack Obama.

My greatest achievement is ............Founding the Green Teams Initiative - a social enterprise on clean energy solutions.

My favorite writer is ............Robert Greene

My lowest point of misery is........Losing my mother when I was on mission abroad. I couldn't make it to her burial.

My greatest possession is.......My brains.

If I was to die in five minutes my last words would be........Take me O Lord.

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