Kenya is a nation than produces a greater number of graduates than the quantity of new employment opportunities accessible in the market. A few graduates wind up settling in work positions they never needed only in order to make a decent living.
26 year old Boniface Kirui in one of the numerous Kenyans who is enduring because of absence of employments. He moved on from Moi College with a business Management Degree in Finance and Banking in addition to a CPA Part 1(Section 1-3) He is from Bomet Province.
Expressing his disappointments onto what he thought would give birth to a brighter future for himself and the parents who catered slot for his education, beneath us a touchy story he shared with us, have a look:-
My younger siblings had joined secondary school and my family was struggling financially. Paying for school fees was a challenge and in between, I had to do menial jobs like hawking second-hand clothes, especially t-shirts and jean trouser to my fellow students to earn some pocket money.
At other times, I would approach businesses in Eldoret town to run errands for them as a messenger, whenever I had a free day from class. This saw me earn Ksh50 per task and I would make a maximum of Ksh150 in a day. Though this was only twice in a week, it kept me going as I would invest it in second-hand clothing. But the small business could not grow because I was using the little profit to support my living expenses and part of my school fees. For the four years that I studied, I juggled between menial jobs and school work. I eventually graduated in 2015.
I have been sending out job applications every so often but so far none of the banks and financial institutions i have applied to has called me for an interview. I always dreamt of working in a bank or this big financial institution. I imagined myself smartly dressed in a suit and a tie as I headed to work every morning but that has not yet come to be. I’m working as a guard at Agape Court in Madaraka Estate, Nairobi.
After paying rent, I’m left with very little to send to my parents back home. There is hardly enough money to take me through the month. The money is not even enough for bus far alone, so I walk to work.
My parents feel as though they have wasted their resources though they have not given up on me. I too feel the same. So far, this degree certificate has not helped me to improve my life.