Tom Nyakaba’s story is one better described as from grass to grace. The man has turned out to be an inspiration to the youth in Nyamira county after successfully completing the construction of his Sh. 6,600,000 mansion in the village he was raised.
Reflecting back on his childhood during an interview, Mr. Nyakaba recalls that he had grown up in abject poverty, living in a grass-thatched home with his siblings and his mother. He has now fulfilled his dream of building a beautiful home in the village.
“I used to sleep in a grass-thatched house with my brothers and to be here is humbling. Above all, I give glory to God,” he says
According to his Social media profile, Tom Nyakaba is a clinical ophthalmologist with Kenya’s best interests at heart.
“Also, having been brought up by a single parent, I wanted to make my mother proud of her hard work,” he added.
Mr. Nyakaba disclosed that the cost of building the house was financed by a SACCO loan and money he had accumulated in his savings account.
“I took a SACCO loan and added my savings to do my dream house. It finally cost me around Sh. 6 million,” he said.
Other than just fulfilling his dream, Tom Nyakaba says that he seeks to be an inspiration to young people, as many fear building houses in their rural areas due to witchcraft fears.
“I did this house to show the young people that witchcraft is a fallacy and no one can kill anyone for doing a good house. Some of the guys from my village fear doing great houses because of witchcraft, the narrative I wanted to change,” he affirmed.
Kenyans flocked to social media to congratulate Tom Nyakaba for his achievement which is a huge milestone and intrepidity in falsifying sorcery.