MCA, Member of Chokora Assembly if you like, Tricky was thrust into the harsh reality of harsh street life at the tender age of 12, then merely a student from Ikungu Primary School in Makindu, Mombasa.
His peers convinced him to accompany them to Nairobi in search of greener pastures without the knowledge of his parents.
He was idle, frustrated and needed to survive so he agreed, only to realise that life in the city was harder than he expected.
“FOR THREE YEARS, I EXPERIENCED THE VAGARIES OF STREET LIFE IN NAIROBI’S SAIKA ESTATE, DURING WHICH I WORKED AS A VEGETABLE ERRAND BOY TO AND FROM GIKOMBA MARKET TO SURVIVE,” HE SAYS AND SAYS THAT DELINQUENCY, HUNGER AND MISTREATMENT BY INDIFFERENT MEMBERS OF PUBLIC WERE A CONSTANT COMPANION IN THIS LIFE.Life offered very little to laugh about but somehow he chose to embrace comedy as a vehicle to numb the misery of harsh street-life, encouraged by members of little-known Barikiwa set book group who often staged show in various colleges.
Come February, Churchill Show came calling and this young man beat...
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