- Kawira Mwangaza
Samuel Meeme, a two-degree holder who had tarmacked for nine years, was offered a job by Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza after his story went viral.
Meeme trended for the better part of January 26, after he sought a job while carrying a placard.
Consequently, after his story was highlighted by Kenyans.co.ke and other media outlets, the 33-year-old met with Mwangaza at her offices on Friday, January 28.
In a statement, Kawira acknowledged the journey of the Bachelor of Commerce degree holder, noting that she would rescue him from his plight.Samuel Meeme presenting his papers to Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza at her officers on January 27, 2023.Kawira Mwangaza
"A gentleman named Meeme Samuel Makamba, whose picture went viral showing him seeking a job in the streets with a manilla-inscribed plea pinned to his back, can finally rest assured of job security.
"Despite Samuel having 2 Bachelor's Degrees and CPA certification, he has been unsuccessfully seeking gainful employment for the last 9 years. I met with him today and promised to give him a job," read the statement in part.
However, the governor did not indicate whether the job would be in the county government or another organisation.
Meeme graduated from Chuka University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Commerce. He also holds a degree in Education.
Additionally, he is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Section 2.
Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke on January 26, Meeme indicated that he had begun teaching at a school after leaving campus.
However, since he did not have a Teachers Service Commission (TSC) number, he lost his job in 2016.
He later joined Mount Kenya University for a Bachelor of Education degree programme with the aim of getting the mandatory number so as to get back to class.
“The first thing I did after graduating was applying for a TSC number for I longed to be back in class teaching and mentoring students.
“When I got the TSC number, I went back to my former school only for the principal to tell me there was no vacancy,” he stated.Samuel Meeme with a placard on his back begging for a job.Samuel Meeme
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