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Levi Cheruo

Machewa Primary School, P.O. BOX 588-30200, KITALE, KEN, Machewa Primary School, P.O. BOX 588-30200, KITALE, KEN
Nairobi, Kenya


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Levi is a graduate (Bachelor of Science, Pure Math Major) from the University of
Nairobi, 2013, and currently pursuing his second degree in Mass Communication
at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, alongside a
master’s degree in Pure Math at the University of Nairobi, Chiromo Campus.

He is a published playwright, recorded songwriter with Helim Records, poet,
novelist, Political Columnist for SIDO International, and a freelance journalist
currently based in Nairobi, Kenya.

He was born in Western Kenya, Bungoma County, Mount Elgon, in a tiny village
called Bondeni on 2nd February 1989 to the late David Silas Naibei Cheruo and
Selina Semben Kaptunwo.

Not long after his birth, his parents walked their separate ways after a not-so-happy
marriage that he would come to learn many years later was characterized by
violence, drunkenness and negligence. Denied both motherly and fatherly love, it
didn't take long for this promising author to realize he was on his own. It is at this
stage that Levi started asking why...then his Papa died, closely followed by Isabel,
his late girlfriend, and the only kind soul he ever knew.

For Levi, writing is not only a past-time hobby, but a therapeutic undertaking that
has helped him discover the real him. What happens around him greatly inspires
his writings.... It could be the sudden loss of a loved one, the runaway culture of
impunity, and rampant corruption in my country, a heartbreak, and most important,
solitude and loneliness.

His books are mainly centered on the themes of parenting, social justice, equality,
good governance, and leadership accountability. The UglyBeautiful Tale of a Stupid,
Stupid Heart was inspired by the 2007/2008 Kenya's Post Election Violence, and
the subsequent victory to the alleged perpetrators; There is No Country Called
Kenya is an answer to the current wave of perpetual state-sanctioned thieving that
threatens to tear Kenya apart, and so are the rest of the titles namely Please!
Remember to Forget me and Other Stories, and Crawling to my Death and Other

Levi has two other works that will be hitting your bookstores at the soonest
opportune possible. These include a Swahili Riwaya titled Yajapo Yapokee, and a
Movie Script titled Home Sweet Home, Here I Come.

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Interests: I am a passionate writer, a gifted poet, an accomplished lyricist, a recorded singer, and above all a freelance journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • There is no Country Called Kenya: If You Must Steal, Just Steal a Little Please
  • The UglyBeautiful Tale of a Stupid, Stupid Heart: When Mother Hen Eats Her Grownup Chicks
  • Please! Remember to Forget Me! And Other Stories
  • Nonfiction

  • A Must-Have Guide for Every Aspiring Writer: Easy, Learnable, Realistic and Sure Ways to Earn Money as A Writer Online (Earning a Living as A Writer) (Volume 1)
  • Poetry

  • Crawling to my Death and Other Poems: A Poetry Anthology