Name: Lepapayai Olekosiando

Father: Olekosiando

Mother: Kujaj

Lives together with: brother Mwarusha and his 3 wives and 2 children. Lepapayai's other brother Koria lives far away for work and his sisters are all married and live with their in-laws. The family of Nanginyi lives in the same boma as Lepapayai.

Date of birth: 29-09-2011

Class: 1st grade

Lepapayai introduces himself in Maa, the Maasai language


Lepapayai is Nanginyi’s little brother. They live in the same boma with their family. Lepapayai has the same father as Nanginyi, but he has a different mother. He is 6 years old and is the youngest son of his mother. Lepapayai walks daily with the cattle together with the other young boys. Therefore he leaves the boma early in the morning with the cows or goat and sheep, and returns back home at the end of the day. Lepapayai is a shy boy who likes to play with the other kids. He also likes to sing and dance. The biggest wish of this little Maasai warrior is to go to school to learn English!


Lepapayai with his mother (left) and father (right)


Lepapayai with his cousin Yahana