The Making of The Duke of Emali
This is the story of a boy-dreamer, born in the quaint sleepy village of Kwakakulu near Emali trading centre along the Nairobi-Mombasa in Makueni county of the lovely country called Kenya. Richard Kioko Kiundi grew up not conciously aware of his special abilities, yet having total confidence in tackling sometimes vicious challenges in his way. Being always a top student in his Nduundune primary school was not something he sacrificed for, but it came naturally. Determined to join Alliance high school even though he did not know much about it, let alone knowing where it was, except that it was a good school, was just another challenge. This is about a boy-leader who transitioned to a man-leader wherever he transitioned to. It's about a man who had, at some point, to learn that sometimes, the people closest are the worst enemies, and the wild is spiked with horible characters. This is about a man who has reached the top, then hit the bottom, battled with cancer, and just like other thorny pathways, has emerged to live another day, to fight and win another battle as a stronger and, perhaps, wiser man.