He is living with both parents, but his father does nothing. His mother sells local Maasai jewellery to make a living. There are seven children in the family, he is the fifth born. He wants to be a doctor one day.
Samwel started Moita Boys Secondary Boarding School in January 2013. In his end-of-year examinations in 2013 he was placed second in his year group of 113 pupils. In his Form Three Examinations in November 2015 he gained a Distinction (the highest level of pass). He is being sponsored by Staindrop School.