In Summary
  • Her plight was highlighted by Nation.co.ke on Tuesday.
  • Ms Rono, 27, graduated from university in 2015 but has been doing manual jobs in order to take care her siblings.
  • An organisation in Utawala, Nairobi is also ready to give her a paid internship for Sh30,000 a month and accommodation.

An unemployed First Class Honours graduate from Baringo County has been given a job by President Uhuru Kenyatta after her plight was made public by the media.

An elated Ruth Jemutai Rono, 27, from Lelbatai in Baringo Central thanked President Kenyatta for offering her a job at the Energy Regulatory Commission.

She said the President's office summoned her to Nairobi on Friday where she was offered the job.

Ms Rono told the Sunday Nation that she has been posted to the commission’s offices in Upper Hill, Nairobi.

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“I will start working on Monday,” she said.

Ms Rono added that she has already been assigned an official to guide her.

“I don’t have any experience but I promise to give my best and serve our country. I am sure my employer and seniors will not be disappointed. My prayer of getting a job has finally been answered,” she said.

She had been overwhelmed by the interest and concern shown by many Kenyans after her plight was highlighted by Nation.co.ke on Tuesday.

Ms Rono added that she did not turn down the job offers from the other organisations that expressed willingness to help her.

“I had to take the job given to me by the President. I appeal to the companies and organisations that offered to help me to give those jobs to unemployed young graduates,” added the elated Ms Rono.

Dozens of jobs have been offered to a university graduate who has been languishing in misery at home in Baringo despite getting a first class honours degree in economics from Chuka University.

Ms Rono graduated from university in 2015 but has been doing manual jobs in order to take care her siblings whom she was left with after her parents separated.

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