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I was born in the Kenyan coastal town of Mombasa but my family moved to Eldoret when I was a few months old. I completed my nursery and primary school education at Testimony Primary School in Eldoret, after which I joined Sheikh Khalifah Bin Zayed High School in Mombasa town. Upon completing high school, I went back to Eldoret town and joined Moi University School of Medicine, where in 2011 I completed my undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MB.Ch.B).

In 2012 I joined Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret where I completed a one year medical internship program. In 2013 I became registered as a medical doctor by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board, and was stationed by the Kenya Government Health Ministry at the Uasin Gishu District Hospital in Eldoret, a Tier 3 hospital (the lowest being Tier 1 and highest Tier 3). I worked here for seven months as a Medical Officer where I was in charge of running the general medical clinic and the diabetes clinic.

Since January 2014 I have been working as a Tutorial Fellow in Moi University School of Medicine, where part of my duties involves helping teach undergraduate medical students. Here I participate in the medical inpatient ward rounds, the diabetes outpatient clinic, and neuroanatomy gross dissections and demonstrations to medical undergraduate students.

I am interested in neurology and diabetes care. My long term ambition is to become a Neurologist and this opportunity to study Internal Medicine will provide the ideal foundation towards further specialisation in neurology. Not only will this MSc facilitate my career progression, but also advance the level of patient care and improve the quality of education and teaching provided to undergraduate medical students.