Patrick Mono Mbura is a native Kenyan, born in 1971. He grew up in the countryside outside Mombassa, the coastal region of Kenya. In 1979 he started primary education and continued until 1991, then working in a Catholic Mission as Youth Chairperson and as Deanery Youth Chairperson. He studied hotel and catering supervision from 1995-97. Patrick is one of the first writers to be funded by openDemocracy to learn IT skills in his local village so he can take part in oD's global conversation.