MCF processes and work is intertwined in the life and work Dr. Ev. Charles Mutua Mulli, the Founder and proprietor of Mully Children’s Family group of Homes and Schools. Since 1989 MCF has become and remains a home to many less fortunate as it transits them from a state of homelessness to home owners, a state of hopelessness to one full of hope and dignity.
Dr. Charles Mutua Mulli was born to David Kaleli and Rhoda Mukina on 7th January 1949 in Kangundo. The first born in a family of eight; was born at a time and in a family that wallowed in poverty. Mulli grew up in lack, want and hardship as each day presented more hard options than solutions to the predicament the family was living under. At the age of six, his parents left in search of better living, abandoning him under the care of his poor aunt with minimal resources to support him besides her own children. Things looked very grim.
However, as fate had it, with the help of well-wishers, Dr. Mulli underwent elementary and intermediate education at Kathithyamaa intermediate school where he sat for his grade 8 in the year 1966. He later earned certificates in evangelism and basic accounting in 1967 and 1968 respectively. Mulli has attended several seminars and workshop beside begin a key resource person in a number of them. Thereafter, through correspondence, he pursued short courses in Evangelism and Theology organized by Bill Graham in 1993, Youth Evangelism and Leadership sponsored by Youth for Christ International in 1994.
Dr Mulli is married to Esther Nthenya with whom they have eight biological children. The children have in part grown up when MCF was in its early years of operations and service to humanity. The young ones had the privilege of attending school with the MCF beneficiaries in high school while the older ones joined their father in service to the less fortunate children. All of his children have shed off resentment and now embrace the children with love, compassion as well as concern to their plight.
Mulli armed with grade eight education tried his luck on either many opportunities that presented themselves or went out looking for them. He once tried military recruitment in Machakos unsuccessfully as God had a bigger role he wanted him to play in lives of many. The failure to be recruited in the military marked a turning point in his life to resolve to work hard and flee from poverty that engulfed his childhood years like one bad spirit that could not be wished away easily.
In 1967, Dr. Mulli got employed and worked as a casual labourer in an Asian home in Nairobi. His diligence to service and hard work, led to his secondment to a horticultural farm in Kakuzi EPZ as a clerk. In 1968, he got a job as store manager and data clerk with German Construction Company. From his savings he bought a car which he converted into a taxi in 1971 plying Eldoret Nakuru road. The diligence and through God’s favour on his life, saw the business grew in volume and size hence leading to a big company operating a fleet of vehicles under the trade name “Mullyways”.
Besides transport business, Dr. Mulli ventured into insurance business as an agent security firm, motor vehicle components and accessories, and LPG gas distributor in Western Kenya.
Dr. Mulli accepted Jesus Christ as his personal saviour and Lord in 1965. He maintained the confession and faith as he moved from one level of promotion to the other amidst suffering and hardship. He had total faith in the Lord God, that he easily found comfort in church activities and programmers than he did in secular activities. While serving as a minster of the Gospel and Christian Youth leader, he interacted with many of high standing in the ministry.
That interaction led him to be appointed to and or elected to sit on most Church boards such as; Chairman African Inland Church Fellowship- Eldoret, Chairman of AIC Uasin Gishu District Church Council (DCC) and a member of central council of the AIC. He was the founder and Director of Youth for Christ (YFC) Western Kenya for a period of ten Years.