Tweet by jobless graduate grabs the attention of HELB

By Vincent Kejitan | Saturday, Jun 1st 2019 at 12:20
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Peter Kilonzo completed his secondary education in 2011 at Tutini Secondary School and scored an impressive A- in his KCSE.

He proceeded to Taita Taveta University where he graduated with a degree in Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering in 2017 but has not been lucky to land a job.

Through a tweet, Kilonzo admitted that he was a beneficiary of Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) and that his loan currently stands at Sh320,000 plus interests.

He expressed his willingness to service the loan but lamented his state of unemployment as a hinderance to repaying the sum.

“This is me…A beneficiary of @HELBpage .My loan has hit over 320,000 + accrued interests .I really want to service it and give a brother and a sister the opportunity to complete school .

“Any job leads please.@SakajaJohnson @MoiGideon @KenedyKaunda @ItsMutai,” he tweeted.

HELB immediately responded but asked him to visit their offices to discuss a mode of repayment.

“Hello @SebastinKilonzo Your phone 0728****62 went unanswered. Sorry for unemployment status, be optimistic for a better tomorrow.

“How about you visit us at anniversary towers ground floor offices, we discuss your preferred mode of repayment. HELB listens,” read the reply.

This angered a section of Kenyans online who bashed the loans body for suggesting a payment plan to a jobless graduate.

“The guy is unemployed; he has no money. What "mode of payment" is this you want to discuss with him? His life? Blood? Body parts?” asked one Twitter user.

“HElB The guy is jobless and really looking for ANY job, and you’re already looking for payment mode,” added another.

“How can you discuss the mode of repayment yet he has no source of income. Ama mnataka awalipe na gunia za viazi,” asked Peter Nyaundi.

“How else can he pay without a job, barter trade?” asked another.

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