Reuben Kerio, Turkana's Famous 42-Year-Old Blind Radio Technician

Reuben Kerio, Turkana's Famous 42-Year-Old Blind Radio Technician

  • Reuben Kerio is visually impaired but has an inborn talent for repairing electronic devices
  • Since he started his repair shop over a decade ago, the 42-year-old has built a reputation as a trusted technician in the area
  • He, however, appeals to well-wishers to come forward and invest in his business to help him grow to higher heights

Turkana South's 42-year-old Reuben Kerio is visually impaired, a condition he has lived with since childhood.

Reuben Kerio has grown into a respected technician in Turkana South.
Reuben received his secondary education at the Thika School for the Blind. Screengrab from Citizen TV.
Source: UGC

That forced him to pursue his primary education at a special school for the blind in Kapenguria.

This was followed by enrollment into the Thika School for the Blind where he did his secondary education.

An innate passion for electronics

One thing, however, stood out as he was growing up; a strong affinity towards electronics.

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It is a passion that saw him start an electronic repair shop in his house, and in not so long he had carved a niche as a trusted technician.

"I just found myself in the business. Nowadays I comfortably repair mobile phones, radio systems, as well as other electronic gadgets," he told Citizen TV's Cheboit Emmanuel.

So far, Reuben has been running the repair shop for 12 years, a period that has taught him critical lessons.

Hopes for a brighter future

One of his lowest moments was when unknown robbers broke into his premises and stole his equipment.

"I lost a lot of things, among them client's mobile phones I had already repaired," he recounted.

Villagers admitted that they are still awed at how Reuben is able to maneuver his visual impairment and repair the gadgets.

With each new device that he brings back to life, Reuben continues hoping the government will help him financially to make his life better.

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"I also look forward to the day a well-wisher will come forward and offer me startup capital to push this business to new heights since it is something that flows in my blood," he appealed.

Zachary Nyange Muasya earlier reported that a visually impaired man had claimed his ex-wife allegedly made him blind

A visually impaired man, Seth Kofi Anto, who established that he suspects his ex-wife is behind his predicament, has received GHc2000 to ameliorate his plight.

The local Ghanaian charity organisation, SVTV Africa Foundation, donated a whopping amount of cash to Seth Kofi Anto, which was sent by a Germany-based donor.

It would be recalled that, in a previous interview with SVTV Africa, Kofi Anto claimed he became blind after taking a drink with a substance he believed was poison.


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