- January 14, 2021
- Posted by: kev
1969 was an eventful year. It saw the banning of the opposition party, Kenya Peoples Union and the detention of its leaders. It also witnessed the Luo community lose two of its most prominent leaders within a span of 5 months (Argwings Kodhek and Tom Mboya). These unfortunate events occasioned untold pain and suffering on women at the loss of sons and husbands; women forced to become widows left to deal with vacuums that would never be filled in a lifetime.
In the same year, in a small village of Obaga, Rarieda District, of Siaya County-Kenya; a boy was born- his name; Thomas Agutu. He grew up in a Christian Family as a village boy. He would attend his primary and secondary school in the village until he finished his High School form where, he would join College in the City of Nairobi and later graduated with a Diploma in Business Administration majoring in Entrepreneurship.
He is Married with one wife and three children, Mercy, Ben and Lawreen.
As an Entrepreneur Thomas also runs a Mission Tour Company in Nairobi that handle ground logistics for thousands of Volunteers and Missionaries visiting Kenya every year.
As a born again Christian, he had a burden for the Kenyan Villages especially where he grew up. In 2015 Thomas joined an Evangelistic Ministry called KETO that evangelizes Kenyan Rural Villages. He is the secretary of KETO. In the year 2011, he went back to College, Word of Faith Bible Insitute -Nairobi later graduating with a Diploma in Theology to enable him be more effective in his new found Ministry of evangelizing and helping communities within Kenya.
In 2012 Thomas received an Award of Excellence, Commitment and dedication from The Turning Point Initiative-Kenya in recognition of outstanding, persistent and transformative service to humanity.
With a badge of Trust and Integrity earned over the years of service, Thomas sits in the board and Directorship of Local and International NGO’S such as Villagecare International, Rarieda Relief International , Obaga Community Development Projects, SCISC, etc.
40 years later, as though by God’s design, Thomas Agutu is currently the Patron of Obaga Primary School, Obaga water Project, and Founder of a Widows Group –‘’The Jewels of Obaga’’, a group that actively wipes the tears and restores dignity of the widows and Orphans in many villages of Rarieda- Siaya County. In a bid to organize the several projects currently going on and with a vision to scale up the impact realized so far, all administration and coordination will be run under Nyogaya Foundation.
Thomas’ Vision is to give his all in serving God ,his family and Humanity. James 1:26-27