Oru is the son of Mzee Polo Piach and Reru. He lives with his parents and his brother Kaka in his father's homestead. He is thirteen years old.
Oru is a very willful young man. He has a short temper as seen by his reaction to his father's tale about the Ardhini - Ziwani war.
Oru is tall and heavily built. He wears his hair in a mohawk with three shoulder-length dreadlocks at the back. He also wears a lot of jewellery that includes necklaces and gold bangles.
Though we are yet to see Oru in action, his father has enough confidence in his abilities to leave him the most important task of guarding the homestead.