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12-Year-Old Boy Preaches in Marketplaces to Provide for his Sick Dad and Grandma

A 12-year-old boy named Jacob Nestor chooses to go to the marketplace and preach instead of attending school, not because he wishes but he’s being forced by circumstances.

Speaking to a trusted Kenyan website’s new show Unheard Voices, Nestor revealed that his father survived a stroke in 2014, a few years after he lost his mother.

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“Just look at how the situation is in this family, if I stay at home we’d have nothing which means we’d sleep hungry. Who would provide if not me?” he asked Ann Nyathira.

According to Nestor, he dropped out of school because his uncle took him to a special school yet he has no disability.

Nestor revealed that he is forced to preach in order to fend for his ailing father and grandmother

He revealed that the reason behind being pulled out of normal primary school was that his teachers had a problem with the fact that he was way too talkative compared to his peers.

“They give me as little as five shillings, which I collect and bring home at the end of the day,”

The young school dropout became a breadwinner of his family after his father was hit by a stroke and he lost his mother.

“My mom died a long time ago, but for a long while, relatives lied to me that she was in Nairobi working. It is my grandma who finally told me the truth,”


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