Hallo and welcome to Peter’s Plots,
My name is Peter Gitau and I am the Managing Director.
I was born in Nairobi over 40 years ago and I spent my early and late childhood attending Starehe Boys’ Centre boarding school in the Ziwani area of Nairobi. Those who knew Starehe under its founder, Geoffrey Griffin, will probably recall his success in building Starehe into a school keen on discipline, academic prowess, community service and sporting achievements. I always cherish the memories of my primary and secondary schooling years at SBC.
Upon graduation from high school, I worked as a Design assistant at Braeburn Ltd – better known for running its high cost Braeburn schools in Kenya and Tanzania. My first real experience with the real estate sector was when tasked with ferrying their architectural drawing between offices on Gitanga road or the occasional moments when I was asked to breakdown the resident architect’s drawings to the local masons and carpenters. This was when their Lavington based, Braeside School was under construction.
Upon completion, I joked that the school buildings stood so beautiful and proud and that I would not mind being a teacher there! This initial joke grew into a serious career when a friend recommended I train at Kagumo teachers college and upon graduating with a Diploma in English Language and Literature, I was soon teaching at Braeburn High school before moving to head the Languages Department at Braeside High school. It was while at Braeburn that I obtained my Bachelor of Education from University of Warwick, UK.