In Summary
  • I will have designed an eye-catching website and one full of facts,” he says. He has been getting guidance on web design from Elphas Ingaja, a web designer who also created a website for Brian’s father.
  • The boy who during the April holidays was one of the 10 overall Young Nation essay winners who had a chance to visiting the Nation newsroom and the Storymoja offices where they had a writing workshop.
  • Brian says he intends to discover more apps which can be used by farmers and accessed through their mobile phones and which can help them monitor each and every cow’s milk production.

Like most boys his age, Brian Muoki Mumina is fascinated by technology and computers. But Brian’s obsession goes beyond playing games as most children do. At just 12 years, the Class Seven pupil at Kiuini Preparatory School in Athi River, Machakos County, is the brains behind a soon- to-be launched website on animals – both domestic and wild.

“I think I have a soft spot for technology. Technology fascinates me. From phones to computers, I fix them all. I keep on thinking someday I am going to be the best technology guru who ever lived,” Brian says of his interest in learning and discovering new things about technology.

Although he says in the future he would like to learn more about medical technology and discover ways in which technology in form of machines and robots can be used to save lives, Brian is currently working on a website rich in information and facts on animals such as dogs, lions, squirrels which young people can use for fun, facts and research.

INTRIGUED BY TECHNOLOGY

“First, I created a page on dogs since I like dogs a lot,” says Brian, adding that he hopes to complete the website by next year.

“Due to the fact that I am in school and I can only work on the website during the school holidays, I have given myself a deadline of next year so that I will have designed an eye-catching website and one full of facts,” he says. He has been getting guidance on web design from Elphas Ingaja, a web designer who also created a website for Brian’s father.

Brian Muoki Mumina, 12, is the brains behind a soon- to-be launched website on animals – both domestic and wild. PHOTO | MWORIA MUCHINA

Brian Muoki Mumina, 12, is the brains behind a soon- to-be launched website on animals – both domestic and wild. PHOTO | MWORIA MUCHINA

Brian’s fascination with technology started a couple of years ago. Brian remembers how it all started.

“There was a time my father’s computer was operating very slow, it had a virus which had affected the laptop after my brother had installed a corrupted game. Technology is really interesting since I was able to detect that and format the laptop. Although some files were lost, it fired my interest in learning more about how various applications in a laptop operate,” says the boy who during the April holidays was one of the 10 overall Young Nation essay winners who had a chance to visiting the Nation newsroom and the Storymoja offices where they had a writing workshop.

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