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Nairobi’s jobless graduate lands appointment with Youth CS

The heartrending story of a jobless graduate from Kenyatta University who has been forced to do menial jobs in Nairobi for a living has compelled Cabinet Secretary of Public Service Youth and Gender Affairs, Sicily Kariuki, to request a meeting with him.

The story of John Kariuki, a Biotechnology graduate, was first aired on NTV as he recounted his plight while searching for employment.

While announcing her wish to meet Mr Kariuki, the CS, through a tweet, said that youth empowerment remains the top priority for the government and her ministry.


Mr Kariuki was orphaned at a young age but he got a scholarship for his secondary school education at Starehe Boys Centre from where he attained a mean grade of A minus.

He later joined Kenyatta University with the assistance of HELB loans and graduated in 2013. But since then he has been trying to get a job to no avail.

Mr Kariuki currently makes a living by doing odd jobs at the City Market, Nairobi.