During this season when Kenyans join the world in celebrating Christmas and continue with the festivities to welcome the New Year, they do so by coming together with their families.
However, for 35-year-old Samuel Mbuthia, there was no urgency to go home and join his family except to send them a little he has saved and pray for their well-being.
Moreover, he mentions that there are many responsibilities that demand his attention.
This resident of Bahati in Nakuru County says that despite being awarded various degrees from different universities and institutions, circumstances have forced him to sell products in Nakuru town.
Financial challenges confronted him while selling biscuits.
“I sat for the National Form Four Examination in 2007 and scored a grade of B+. I have a degree in Information Technology from Dedan Kimathi University,” Mr. Mbuthia explained.
After completing his degree, Mr. Mbuthia says he started hitting the pavement looking for a job, but the doors of employment never opened for him.
Nevertheless, Mr. Mbuthia did not lose hope. He decided to join another institution, one of them being the Sensei Institute, to study road construction machinery operation. His efforts to find a job in the road construction sector are still ongoing, saying it requires a lot of patience.
Mr. Mbuthia is a father of two and currently, he says the business of selling biscuits and water in Nakuru City suits him well as he waits and hopes that one day his education will bring the blessings of employment.
“I make around Ksh 300 a day. Although the needs are many, I thank God. It’s better than sitting idle. This money helps meet the needs of my family. The only problem is I fear for my future and that of my family,” Mr. Mbuthia explained.