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Chandaria Industries to the rescue of jobless graduate

A man who warmed the hearts of many Kenyans when he camped on Muthaiga Road with a placard begging for employment has finally secured a job with a local company.

Patrick Muthomi, 28, will on September 1 start working at Chandaria Industries as an accountant.

Mr Muthomi received a phone call on the August 11 from Chandaria Industries asking him to attend an interview on the August 16.


He impressed the panel and he was given an appointment letter.

“I am overjoyed and I want to thank God for this opportunity he has given me. I am glad that I will no longer be hawking on the streets anymore, and be able to do what I love,” he said.

Mr Muthomi graduated from Chuka University in 2014 with an undergraduate degree in Bachelor’s of Commerce, accounting option.

He also has a certificate in CPA section 4. However, he could not find a job and started hawking.


And although the wares that he was hawking were Velvex tissues and serviettes, a product of Chandaria industries, he had never applied at the company or come into contact with the management.

“They called me after my story was published by a media house and possibly maybe because of the many pictures of me shared on social media while I was asking for employment.”

The father of one can now sleep easy.