Tom,Mary, Mr. & Mrs.Kamau

That is how they brain washed us with the family planning thing president Moi was on about. Three kids
The indoctrination was too damn high. And here comes my uneducated analysis. Influential government positions were held by a specific community. And the Names to which the characters in this book ascribe to are mainly from another community that formed the largest threat to the government of that time. Now think about it, they must have been really trying to put some people at ease with the idea of a small, well off family so as not to tip the tyranny of numbers balance of that time.