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About Eric Onyango Otieno
Eric Onyango Otieno is the firstborn of three children. Fondly known as “Rixpoet”, he has journeyed through life like a soldier sent to war. And isn’t life a battle for all of us?
We would need to write books to tell the whole of his story.
‘Rix’, who has grown up in a violent home, has been a street boy in his teenage life, suicidal at 16, unable to smoothly attend University to pursue his passion for Journalism, knocked down by a matatu in a hit and run incident in Nairobi Central Business District surviving only with bruises, is now our Program Coordinator and Co-founder at Fatuma’s Voice, a poet with tremendous works and a father figure to many, opens up to us at how he sees himself in this hard world.
His is a reminder to each of us who is battling with something that makes them feel unworthy. You are needed. Someone depends on your talent, your voice, or even your presence, to face another day. There is a lot of good awaiting you if you press on."Some people walk with oceans in their hearts some just with jars of water. Drink from both." Click To Tweet