Nairobi, KENYA: Goldalyn Kakuya was once again treated to the limelight as the Albinism Society of Kenya celebrated her in Lang’ata, Nairobi on Thursday.
During a press briefing led by Nominated Senator Isacc Mwaura, the 2017 KCPE top performer was awarded sh.100,0000 by the Albinism Society of Kenya for her exemplary performance.
Harrison Otanga, her father, could not hide his joy as he addressed the press regarding his daughter who made him proud.
According to him, Goldalyn has always been a bright and hardworking girl who always topped her class.
“I want to encourage everybody that has any form of impairment to accept the way they are so you can be excellent. I have other children who have melanin just like me although they also perform well, but not as excellent as my daughter.”Said Mr. Otanga.
He reminisces the time when Goldalyn was born and the doctors even organized a counseling session for him to accept the news of her daughter having skin impairment.
” I remember them organizing that counseling session not knowing that he was once a science teacher and so I know about the condition. I am really proud of her.” Said Mr. Otanga.
Bonfire Safaris also took the opportunity to award her with a fully paid holiday to Mombasa in a 4-star hotel for 5 days all inclusive with SGR tickets and transfers.
Goldalyn took a moment to thank all those who supported her throughout and helped her get where she is today.
She also recalled times growing up and the stares she would receive from both young and old. She mentioned Justice Mumbi Ngugi as the person that made her see that she can reach the stars and get to the top positions despite her condition.
“I don’t want us to just celebrate me, I want us to celebrate albinism community.We are a family, and together we are going to rise. Who knows, it might reach a point where we have people with albinism as the highest percentage in parliament.” Said Goldalyn.
Goldalyn wishes to study psychotherapy in future.
The smart eloquent young girl, defied all odds to beat over 1 million competitors to emerge top in Kenya with 455 marks out of 500.