James Gikonyo and I meet at the PAWA 254 offices, located along State House Crescent. He shakes my hand then quickly withdraws. His eyes also dart away so fast from the brief eye contact we’ve made that I can barely process what is happening.
After stepping out briefly from the boardroom, James returns with a notebook and pen.
Slowly, as he lets loose the more we talk, I see his confidence emerge, he becomes more vocal, expressive and comfortable. The nervousness earlier finally makes sense. I’m about to ask the 23 year old some very personal questions, and for him, I imagine, he is not too sure what to expect.