I was born in colonial Kenya. With regard to my birth date, my mother said, “When people were talking about the starting of the Second World War.” That, of course, must have been in 1939. With regard to the actual month and date, she said, “During the harvest of cow peas.” That harvest embraces September and October. That was as much as she could say. I had to use other means to determine the whereabouts of the birth date. Using the knowledge I have gathered in astrology, and basing the assessment on my natural behaviour, I concluded that I am a Libran. Then, in order to silence too many questions, I decided to author the birth date. I chose 19th October. But I did not choose the date anyhow. I have studied numerology and, according, supported by my temperament, I chose 19, because 1-plus-9 is ten.
I married in January 1970. My wife is German, Hannelore, from Berlin. I have two daughters, Kavuli and Mwende. Kavuli is an Interior Architect, which she studied in England. Mwende, married to a Swiss with whom they have a son, hold a Bachelors degree in Business Administration.