Graduate Gets Multiple Job Offers After Desperate Appeal

  • St Paul's University graduates in 2017. The institution was ranked third nationally by uniRank, a leading international higher education directory.
    St Paul's University graduates in 2017. The institution was ranked third nationally by uniRank, a leading international higher education directory.
  • A First Class Biochemistry graduate who has been jobless for two years received multiple job offers a day after his plight was highlighted on Twitter.

    Masculinity coach Eric Amunga highlighted the plight of Godlip Ocholi Walusala who has been combing the streets trying to land a job since graduating in 2018 .

    Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, Amunga stated that a number of pharmaceutical companies had reached out to the graduate to offer him opportunities in sales.

    Amunga who expressed his appreciation for the job offers that Ocholi had received so far, added that his goal was to ensure the young man realises his dream of becoming research scientist.

    A screen shot of Godlip Ocholi's certificate from the Karatina University
    A screen shot of Godlip Ocholi's certificate from the Karatina University
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    "Our hope is that he gets a better job at a place like LANCET, KEMRI as a research scientist. When you tell him to go and sell medicine, it's not within his faculty as a scientist, but for now, we are open to the opportunities," Amunga stated.

    "He cannot turn down any opportunities because he has stayed home since 2018," he added.

    Ocholi scored  grade A in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), attaining straight A's in all subjects apart from English (B+) and History and Government (A-).

    His outstanding performance landed him an admission at the Karatina University where he also graduated with a First Class Honours in Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry.

    During the two years of unemployment, Ocholi told our news desk that he had been securing freelance jobs like writing academic papers online.

    "It is difficult to survive on seasonal jobs. Right not, I am looking for any job opportunities, although my key interest is to be a research scientist," he stated.

    According to a report by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), 1,841,918 Kenyans were unemployed in the months of April, May and June 2020.

    Esther Mbau, a psychologist, told Kenyans.co.ke that feelings of hopelessness and despondency were associated with unemployment.

    "When one is able to work, they are able to make a contribution to his or her community and because this is not happening, they get into mental distress and they do not feel like they are actually making an impact in their lives," Mbau stated. 

    A screenshot of Godlip Ocholi's KCSE certificate
    A screenshot of Godlip Ocholi's KCSE certificate
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