Poet who has entertained the high and mighty gets 433 marks
She has distinguished herself as one who excels in both academics and extra–curricular activities.Bridget Nyambura has been a top performer even in academics, and she scored 433 marks in last year's Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations. This has not hindered her excellence in poetry. She began reciting poems at the tender age of three, and this has made her interact with the high and mighty; both locally and internationally. Nyambura, 12, a former pupil at Aga Khan Primary School in Kisumu was also the best in the school.
SEE ALSO :Four years to end of KCPEShe takes 20 minutes of her time every day to pray for the country. She has also done poems on HIV and Aids, cancer, environmental issues and the plight of street children. "Through the poem 'Kanzu ya Ajabu', I do cancer awareness and I'm able to reach many people on causes of cancer and how to prevent this deadly disease," she said. In 2010, after losing her uncle through road accident, she composed a poem during the World Day of Remembrance of Road Accident Victims commemorated at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC). In 2012, she received a Road Safety Award for her contribution in road safety awareness through her poem 'Twaomba Uangalifu' (we ask for care on the roads). She takes time off to talk to drivers, Boda Boda riders and Tuk Tuk drivers about safe driving in Kisumu.
SEE ALSO :Anxiety as KCPE set to be released"I received an award from the Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI) last year. I was the youngest awardee during this ceremony held at Crowne Plaza hotel in Nairobi. I did another poem, 'Asali' for governors, senators and women representatives, which I performed before Kiambu Governor William Kabogo," she said. Her best moment was on February 19, 2015 when she got an opportunity to perform before President Kenyatta and his Rwandese counterpart, Paul Kagame. She also received recognition from Unilever Kenya for my splendid performance.