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Friday, 12 August 2016

I married my partner hoping she'd provide for the family- says placard-carrying unemployed graduate

Photos of Patrick Muthomi, an unemployed graduate from Chuka University, carrying a placard in the streets of Nairobi; with his educational qualifications and phone contact listed on it, have been making the rounds on social media since Wednesday.
Efforts of the 28-year-old graduate from Chuka University, Kenya, seems to have paid off barely as he has received countless calls from potential employers who have promised to give him a job.
 
In an interview with eDaily, Muthoni, who graduated in 2014 said he married his girlfriend hoping she would get a job and provide for the family.
"I am married. My wife and I are blessed with a 2-year-old daughter. When I got into a relationship with my partner – back then, I was banking on her to get a job and provide for the family. I wasn’t sure who – between her and I – would get employed first. But things did not go as we had expected. She, just like me, did not get employment,” recounts Mr Muthomi.
Muthomi further narrated to eDaily how immediately after graduation, he got a job as a business teacher at Mwiga SDA Secondary School in Nyeri where he worked for five month. He left his teaching job, hoping to find a well-paying job as an accountant in the capital Nairobi, where he’d relocated together with his wife and toddler.
 
More than a year later, his dream has not materialized yet. The competitive nature of city occupants has locked him out of employment despite sending nearly 200 resumes to different organisations, all of which he has never gotten a call back.
"I left Nyeri to come to Nairobi with big dreams of getting a well-paying job. Little did I know that getting employment in Nairobi is never easy compared to other cities. I have sent more than 200 of my CV’s with no responses,"  he says.

With employment dreams quickly becoming a far-flung mirage, Mr Muthomi resorted to hawking tissue paper and serviettes to provide for his family. But the meager income was not enough so Muthomi had to look for a job that would pay well. He spent Sh1200 to make a placard that would advertise him to potential employers.
"Reality dawned on me Wednesday morning that I need more money. After much thinking, I decided to make a Sh1200 placard that would highlight my plight, at the same time sell my qualifications to any potential employer who would be moved by my effort. I have explained my sorrowful stories to many company executives, but none has considered employing me," says Patrick, whose ambition is to become an accountant  
"Although my biggest problem is finding a job, my mind is still telling me that Nairobi is the place for me to grow in my career as an accountant. For me, Nairobi is the hub of employment," he concludes.
Source: eDaily Kenya

30 comments:

Uju Phil said...

This man here reps majority Nigerian Men out here,how silly!!! Dnt ever think you'll be offered a job,you have disqualified yourself already boy!!! #Delusional

livingstone chibuike said...

Its well but why getin married wen u not sure of a job

Uju Phil said...

This man here reps most Nigerian Men out there,how silly!!! Dnt ever think you'll be offered a job,cos you have disqualified yourself already boy! #Delusional

STERN said...

My friend go and sit down!
If all Nigerian graduates with first class and second class upper decide to start walking round the streets carrying placards of their qualifications space no go dey here.
Stop acting like you are the only one who has or had sorrowful experiences. For NIGERIA, APC SCAM CHANGE don even make PHD HOLDER AND MANAGER OF BANK TO LOOSE HIS JOB. Pls stop all these complains and look ahead or better still find means of leaving Africa if na tire u tire for your country

STERN said...

My friend go and sit down!
If all Nigerian graduates with first class and second class upper decide to start walking round the streets carrying placards of their qualifications space no go dey here.
Stop acting like you are the only one who has or had sorrowful experiences. For NIGERIA, APC SCAM CHANGE don even make PHD HOLDER AND MANAGER OF BANK TO LOOSE HIS JOB. Pls stop all these complains and look ahead or better still find means of leaving Africa if na tire u tire for your country

JOYOUS BABE,Linda Ikeji first Cousin said...

all d best to her.

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Lol...Since Nairobi is where he believes he can raise his career, good luck to him.Soon the people over there will follow the trend of carrying placards in search of job.

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dj banti said...

OK o
Lib
Noted
GODTAKE over

moses joy said...

28yr old looking like dis.....eh dis serious ohh

joshua james said...

thank God for him..LINDA OBSERVE Me CAREFULLY

ING said...

HYPOCRISY IS WHEN YOU SUPPORTED APC GOVERNORS FOR CHALLENGING GEJ ADMINISTRATION IN COURT TO SHARE ALL THE NATIONAL COFFERS WHEN GEJ INTENDED TO SAVE FOR FUTURE, WHICH THE APC GOVERNORS LATER WON THE CASE. SURPRISINGLY, YOU TURN AROUND TODAY TO BLAME GEJ FOR NOT SAVING DURING RAINING PERIOD.

INSTEAD OF FIGHTING THE OPPOSITION PARTY BECAUSE YOU ARE IN POWER TODAY CONTINUITY SHOULD HAVE BE THE BEST WAY OUT. HOWEVER, BUHARI AND APC ARE BUSY KILLING NIGERIA WITH THEIR INCOMPETENCY AND MISMANAGEMENT THEN TURN AROUND TO PUT THE BLAMING ON GEJ AND PAST REGIME.

BUHARI AND APC ALSO RELY ON MAKING NOISES WITH FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION IN DECEIVING NIGERIANS TO COVER THEIR CLUELESS AND IT OBVIOUS THEY ARE CONFUSED AND RUNNING OUT OF LIES NOW. THE REASON IBB REMOVE BUHARI FROM POWER IN 1985 IS REPEATING ITSELF NOW THAT BUHARI HAS FAILED THE NATION ONCE AGAIN WITH THIS SECOND CHANCE AND NO AMOUNT OF HIS EXCUSES WILL COVER THIS FACT.


CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

May Jesus pick up ur call dear.

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NaijaDeltaBabe said...

He's joking I'm sure


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okechukwu nnoduechi said...

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linda ikeji's driver. said...

Hmmmmm

vinna saviour said...

That's y his still remaining unemployed

Juliet Iwuno said...

Sorry o! Linda take note!

Jamila Shaibu said...

Hmmmmm

Oluwabukola said...

Good luck to him.








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Anonymous said...

The man is just a lazy man

Anonymous said...

The man is just a lazy man

Anonymous said...

Why marry when you and your wife have no source of income. Some people just have this "i must marry" mentality even when they know they cannot take care of their family. You went ahead to even have a baby when you know fully well that you cannot take care of the baby. You just bring an innocent child into the world to suffer. And na poor people fuck pass and born pickin pass. They will now turn the innocent children to beggers on the streets. Stmcheew

evy claret said...

Lazy man's statement

Eva Da Diva...

Eleojo Blessing said...

Eyah

udeze obumneme said...

Chai

Anonymous said...

Stern & co, do y'all now see why dear G.O advised u "persons" not to marry without a job cos u just want to chook dat thg inside woman for free. Talk now as if this is not = to formula for instant & unending failure! After all he NEVER said be a millionaire BUT to at least have a source of regular income. Wicked, hardened, callous, rebellious & sex crazy generation!REPENT ooo!

Anonymous said...

Only in Kenya you'll find such stupidity. Actually waiting for your wife to get a job and feed you and the family? Really?

Luciana Chinda said...

This man is a confirme lazy man

Vivian Reginalds said...

yeye
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one that gets disgusted when unemployed adults decide to have children? Africans need to be more responsible

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