VIDEO: Meet watchman who has a degree in statistics

By Vincent Kejitan | Friday, May 24th 2019 at 13:46
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When Ernest Maiki scored a B+ in his KCSE in 2011, he was elated to have made the cut to join a public university to pursue a degree and have a career.

He was admitted to the University of Eldoret where he pursued a degree in statistics.

Fast-forward to 2019, Maiki is working as a watchman at his former high school, the RCEA Kuinet High School in Uasin Gishu county.

Speaking during an interview on KTN News, Maiki stated that he had tried to apply for so many jobs after his graduation but was not successful.

Having to take care of his ailing mother and younger siblings, Maiki settled for being a security guard since it was the only available job at the time.

“Life has its ups and downs. Doing well in school does not necessarily translate to doing well in life.

“I never imagined I would end up as a security guard. I tried to apply for various jobs but I did not succeed,” he said.

Beatrice Boiywo, his former class teacher, stated that Maiki was obedient and hardworking throughout his time in school and expressed sadness that his efforts have gone to waste.

Elsewhere in Kaptich area, Turbo constituency, Cynthia Rotich is struggling to make ends meet despite having the necessary papers.

Rotich studied at the prestigious Moi Girls High School in Eldoret and later proceeded to Moi University where she studied Anthropology but jobs have been hard to come by.

She has been forced to live from hand to mouth and to add to the misery, the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) has been fining her Sh5000 per month for defaulting her payment.

Rotich has also been listed on the Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) meaning she cannot access any loan to start a business.

She stated that she has not refused to pay the loan and was surprised when the government mentioned arresting HELB loan defaulters.

“If I had a job I would have repaid the loan because it helped me,” she said.

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