Charlie of Mother In Law was a tout Narrates His From Grass To Grace Life Story
Every successful person has a story behind their success. Peter Oketch going with a stage name of Charlie on the show Mother in-law is no different. He narrates the hardships he had faces in his earlier life only to come have a break through on acting on mother in-law as Charlie.
Oketch who had been a tout and a casual laborer at a construction site got his immense grace when he joined acting on the drama show. He narrates how life became hard after they lost their father when he was at a tender age of ten years and his single mother had to take Care of the boys alone. He lost his father back in 1991. He did not join the university as he did not qualify for government sponsorship and his mother couldn't manage to enroll him as a self-sponsored student.
His life took a plunge at that point."I decided to be a tout, but it was too demanding. Waking up every day to shout, “Tao! Tao! Tao!” was just too much. I later got a job at a mjengo." He later joined a teachers training college and graduated a with a P1 certificate. "I enrolled to train as a teacher, though my heart was not in it. I later became a P1 teacher at Thogoto, before landing a teaching job in Soweto Slums, earning Ksh3,000 per month," he recalled.
He had his first earning oh Ksh 5,000 from Jalango a comedian when he translated a 200 page play to the dholuo language. He joined Tahidi high but was unfortunately fired after acting in three episodes. He joined mother in-law drama show where his break through hot him. "I got into Tahidi High and was fired after only three episodes. Then in 2008, Mother-In-Law was just starting and I got a call to play the role of Charlie.
The drunkard Charlie is my own creation, it wasn’t in the original script. Currently, I help out with the scripts," Oketch affirmed. He got married in 2015 and says he us a student at Kenyatta university."I am now a student at Kenyatta University pursuing theatre arts and film. I have been on and off due to a few issues such as job demands and also taking care of my family," he says.