Nakuru is the 4th largest town in Kenya with a population of a bit more than 300,000. It is 159km north west of Nairobi. Fr. Martin's mother still lives and works here. It was from here that Fr. Martin proceeded to Nyeri High School for his secondary school studies and on to the University of Nairobi for his undergraduate studies.
After graduating with a degree in Bachelor of Commerce, he spent several years working various organizations that included the administration team of the nascent Eastlands College of Techonology as Dean of Students and lecturer. He studied Theology in Rome and Spain where he obtained a PhD in Moral Theology in the University of Navarre.