When people told Monica her husband was not able to give her a child, she held on to her faith and after 5 years of waiting, God blessed them with a genius. 3-Year-Old Elias Muthomi has never set foot in a classroom but he has the knowledge of a 10-Year-Old. Elias can read yet he has neither stepped into a classroom nor been homeschooled. On asked whether their son is a genius or simply a fast-learner is a question the young couple continues to grapple with.
Moses Gitonga (Elias Father) the gift in Elias is uniquely seen in his love for military objects like planes, and what is shocking, the boy knows the names of the planes one after the other. Master Elias’ dream came to life when he was hosted by the Commander Kenya Air Force (KAF) Major General Francis Ogolla at the Moi Air Base (MAB), Eastleigh on 10th July 2019.
He had memorized images of Military Helicopters like the MD 500 helicopter, Sikorsky helicopter, Apache helicopter among many others. Due to his interest in Military Aircrafts, Commander KAF facilitated his visit to MAB in order for him to view and interact with the planes in real life.
When Elias Muthomi was barely one-and-a-half years old, his parents noticed something strange when the bought him a wall chart, he could read all the words out. Moses Gitonga and Monica Wambui initially thought their son had simply memorised what he was saying after hearing adults speak, but each day was a surprise as he read more words accurately.
Experts say parents should seek professional help in managing children who show giftedness early in life, to avoid ruining their future. Below is an interview that proves Elias skills are golden:
When this surfaced on facebook, many could not help themselves but wish some policy was made to help the boy fit in society.
It is great that many we delighted by Elias great skill.
Should Education CS Prof Magoha intervene for a policy to be brought forward, one that will govern children with such abilities? Tell us what you think in the comment section.