Moses Kuria grants 'mitumba' seller a scholarship to London School of Economics

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria on Tuesday announced that he would grant a full scholarship to Felistas Wanjiku Mbugua, a mitumba (second-hand clothes) seller in his constituency.

Wanjiku holds a BA in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Nairobi and the legislator was moved by her current situation in a bid to transform the lives of graduates in Gatundu South.

“At the request of the unemployed graduates, and through my National Government Constituency Development Fund, we will give full scholarship to University of Nairobi Political Science and Sociology graduate Felistas Wanjiku Mbugua who has been admitted for a Master’s Degree in Public Administration at the prestigious London School of Economics.

“Felistas is currently hustling her way by selling second-hand clothes at Gatundu Market, the same market my mother and I used to sell fresh produce to pay for my high school education.

“All the best Felistas Wanjiku. Go to London and be a beacon of hope for other Wanjikus,” wrote the lawmaker.

He was speaking during a meeting with over 400 unemployed graduates where he set out a plan to ensure they start businesses and gain employment in the next 12 months.

“Spent the day meeting over 400 unemployed graduates from Gatundu South. What a galaxy of Engineers, ICT experts, agricultural scientists, Business related professionals, Health professionals, agriculturalists, media graduates etc.

“We set out a plan to ensure we have no unemployed graduates in Gatundu South within the next 12 months through local and foreign job & internship placements and provision of capital to start off businesses using existing national funds,” he added.

Kuria also stated that he would help them to acquire passports within the next month or so.