Kenyan youth, are you in a dilemma? Let’s see this, 32 public Universities,18 chartered private Universities,13 Universities with Letter of Interim Authority and countless colleges.All these are institutions of higher learning in our motherland Kenya.Every year these institutions give birth to hundreds of thousands graduates after having conceived them for a period of 4 or so years.
Smiles so broad fill every graduate as he/she wears that hired gowns and they are like “yeeeeeey we did it”.I guess that also marks the end of their smiling nature down the line as they get into real Kenyan world.Probably,the last words of the last speaker of that graduation day should always be “pambana na hali yako”.Why do I say so?The reality is;now the struggle commences.
The first people to send me a congratulatory message via my email are the Helb guys.They are so good in this.Helb had been like the closest friend who have been coming through and sorting all my bill issues so well without fail.Expensive liquors,classy hotels, fancy places, beautiful slay queens have all been catered for by my Helb loan.Enyewe,life had been sweet in campus for the period I have been there.
Recently,a trending topic on Twitter is the one that awakened me.I am out here 5 years,6 years,10 years,12 years after graduating.I do not have that permanent job thay they said awaits me after am done with my studies.I have worked in a hotel,I have been a freelancer,I have worked as a clerk in the IEBC, I have been a fruit vendor,sold mtumba clothes,and currently I am betting to earn a living, because its easy money.The hashtag #CancelHelbPenalties reminds me I owe a lump sum money to my former bestie “Helb”.
Looking around I realise we are many,I John,Jane,Judy,James,Mary, Cynthia,Cate and I console myself,”I am not alone”….We are the Kenyan youths.
Article by: Jemmojayc@gmail.com
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