Mixed reactions as first class graduates take to twitter to lament lack of jobs

By Bosco Marita | Tuesday, Jul 23rd 2019 at 08:09
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Following Citizen Tv’s story dubbed First class betrayal, many Kenyans have come out to express their frustrations over lack of jobs.

The story which centred on Kelvin Ochieng, a first-class graduate from the University of Nairobi, has elicited mixed feelings from many graduates.

Kelvin, who went through the country’s top learning institutions, has endured a tormenting life experience that pushed him to the streets despite having excellent academic grades.

His several attempts to secure internship and job opportunities have proved difficult leaving him with no option but to do menial works for survival.

His tear-jerking story took twitter by storm with many graduates taking the opportunity to speak about their frustrations as well.

Here are some of the reactions from netizens:

Macharia Njanja @njanja_dennis

I graduated last year, sent over 500 job applications via email, numerous tarmacking in the city with no success. I hold a Bsc Supply Chain Management, Second Class Honors Upper Division. As you reach out to Kelvin, Reach out to me, please. 0704691332.


Ndegwa Njuguna @ndegwanjuguna

Sad story! I thought this first-class curse was unique to me, am also looking for a job

Douglas Ondieki @ondiekidouglas

I am Douglas 0708569819. I also scored a First Class in Actuarial Science from Seku in 2017, but nothing has come on my way even after applying close to 500 jobs. I hope this story reaches other Kelvin's like me.

Isocheru @isocheru1

It's really painful working hard to achieve academic success but in the end, no one gives him a job. This is not a miracle I'm a victim of the same been applying for jobs and internships but no feedback/vacancy given.

Ogwel @gregoryogwel

Hi JKL, there is a Kevin Oduor with a similar story to the one you've highlighted. He has a 1st class and has been tarmacking and languishing in Kibera slums since 2017. His number: +254701657623. May God bless.

Frank Junior @frankmains

Am also looking for available opportunities

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