Ngure Matu Ndiritu, 8 years old became Kenya’s youngest author after he launched a children book that he started working on when he was only six years old.
Some of the stories in Out of The Box are: ‘Waturi and the Kitten’ about a little girl that finds an injured kitten and takes him in, ‘The Brave Elephant’ that becomes friend with a dinosaur and ‘James’ about a poor boy that helps heal a princess.
A quick read through a few of the stories reveals the immense creativity and somewhat rare imagination in Ngure.
Ngure’s stories are virtues like kindness and love. If he is not helping an injured animal, he is helping a friend or a neighbour. In his world, everyone is friend of each other regardless of tribe or colour.
Ngure wants to write 100 books in his life time.
When asked what he wants to become when he grows up, his answer.
“When I grow up I want to be the President of Kenya or a pilot. Writing is just a passion which i will keep following,” he said.
|Retired president Mwai Kibaki during the launch of the book in 2014|
He is also taking piano classes once a week to grow more of his artistic talents.