Born in 1947, one of a family of 7 children Simon had his early education at Kerguya boys Seconary School. While at School he had hoped to be either in the special police branch or the army. He had won laurels in long-distance running. A good sportsman that he is, debating and reading are also his favourite pastimes. His favourite authors are Erle Stanley Gardner and Agatha Christie. He believes in early marriage, his choice being restricted to a girl of average beauty and education who has no inhibitions about children. He evidently prefers the music of Congo and Kenya over western music. He hopes to visit Japan one day. He wants to have abig farm of his own some day. What he cannot stand is dishonesty in people.