St. Theresa’s Primary School

John and his brother were enrolled in kindergarten in this Catholic school only a short walk from their apartment flat in Eastleigh. This unassuming structure provided some of the best elementary school education in the area.

First Street

In his earliest years, John lived in the relatively more prosperous neighborhood of Eastleigh separated from the Mathare slum by a busy thoroughfare. He spent his first five years in the apartment building on the left with his mother (Keziah), half-brother (Daniel) and sister (Jane).