Meru governor Kawira Mwangaza has promised to secure a job for a man whose photo holding a placard with his qualifications displayed seeking employment went viral.
The man identified as Meme Samuel Makamba boasts two Bachelor's Degrees and CPA certifications. However, despite his qualifications, he had tarmacked for nine years without getting a job.
In an update, the county boss met with him in her office and photos shared on social media captured him signing some papers.
"A young gentleman by the name Meme 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," Governor Kawira wrote.
The county boss further challenged leaders to address the rising cases of unemployment and create opportunities for youths.
"As leaders, we must look into the welfare of our youth and create opportunities for them to generate income as we work towards diminishing the high rate of unemployment in our country," she added.
Netizens took to the comment section to laud the governor. Here are some of the reactions;
Peninah Kawira: "Hon Kawira Mwangaza you indeed have a heart of a mother. I am so proud of you. Well done. #Meruishappy."
Harrison Mwongera Baariu; "This is so kind of you Madam Governor."
Meeme Kobia; "Congratulations governor you have saved my classmate from depression. This is the best action as a leader. Thump up."
Justina Wamae; "Thank you Madam for giving Meme Samuel a job. He had done what he was told to do:- read and then you will get a job. Meme serve diligently."
Lucy Karimi: "You are such a blessing madam Governor may God continue rewarding you for your great heart that accommodates everybody."