By Fr Ben Didacus Opiyo
Sakata Mashariki – a popular entertainment dance competition by youth from East Africa — had numerous youth glued to their TV sets, many of them wishing they could participate in it.
If ever the famous saying, “Put your best foot forward,” was to be applied, it would fit this TV show that aired 8PM every Sunday on Citizen TV. The dancing teams had to put their best feet forward if they ever hoped to win.
Over time I have come to equate life with a dance. A dance in which if you hope to win, you must not only put your best foot, but most importantly, your faith foot forward.
“There must be more to life than this,” was the constant thought in the mind of a young boy, let us call him Charles, in the year 2000. His father passed on while he was in primary school. His education progress was disrupted and all his elder siblings dropped out of school.