Scoring poor marks in National exams doesnt mean that you will never succedd in life. Thats such a case of Titus Kiarie who despite scoring 103 marks in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) he emerged succesful in life and build on of the leading insurance company in the country.
In a recent interview with TUKO.co.ke, Titus Kiarie, the Chief Executive Officer of Autoguard Insurance Agency, shared the inspiring story of his journey from a challenging start to becoming a successful entrepreneur in the insurance industry.
Titus began his narrative by recounting his experience with the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), where he scored 103 marks at Matharu Primary School in Uasin Gichu county.
Initially anticipating disappointment and punishment from his father, Titus was pleasantly surprised when his father took a different approach.
Rather than scolding him, Titus’s father congratulated him and shared stories of individuals who achieved immense success despite not having a formal education.
”He congratulated me and said he believed that I had done my best and, in fact, promised me a gift. He told me of a man who didn’t even go to school but had become a millionaire. My dad told told me no circumstance can block your blessings. I felt like a hero for the first time,” Titus recalled.
Encouraged by his father’s positive perspective, Titus enrolled at Chirchir Secondary School, where he dedicated himself to his studies and eventually earned a C Plain in his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).
“From there, I joined the College of Insurance and graduated with a Diploma in Insurance,” said Titus.
After completing his education, Titus ventured into the corporate world, working as an underwriter and claims officer for seven years.
However, his entrepreneurial spirit eventually led him to take a leap of faith. Titus decided to leave formal employment and establish Autoguard Insurance Agency, a company specializing in providing risk management solutions for individuals, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), and corporate entities.
“We pride ourselves in being a reliable and dependable company, ultimately living the promise of our slogan, A Promise Kept,” he said.
Beyond his accomplishments in the insurance sector, Titus is also a successful farmer who dedicates his free time to agricultural pursuits.