Kuto had always been a bit of an outsider. He was born in Burundi, but his parents were from Kenya and so he never quite fit in with the other kids at school. He was always a little taller than everyone else and his skin was a bit darker, which made him stand out even more. His hair was also different – instead of being the usual black or brown, it was a rusty red color that made him look like he’d been out in the sun too long.
To make matters worse, Kuto’s parents had died when he was just a child and so he’d been raised by his grandparents. They were kind enough to take him in, but they didn’t really understand him and there wasn’t much they could do to help him fit into society. As a result, Kuto grew up feeling alone and isolated from the world around him.