By Allan Olingo
“I can play vocals, oboe and piano,” he says enthusiastically.
Even though Gerald attends a specialist preparatory musical school in the United Kingdom and is moving to senior class next year, he traces his roots to Muranga where his family comes from.
“I am not special. I have just pursued my interest and other young people should do the same,” he says.
“You should try and develop whatever talents you may have, be it in music or sport and the rest will fall into place,” says Gerald.
“I had an interest in music and found my abilities were best suited in playing the Piano and Oboe,” he says.
“Who are your role models?” I ask him
“My role models are Frankel and President Obama,” he says adding that he loves the way they go about their business.
The oboe is a soprano-range, double-reed woodwind instrument. Its wooden tube is distinguished by a conical bore, expanding at the end into a flaring bell. In comparison to other modern woodwind instruments the oboe has a clear and penetrating voice.