Twenty-nine-year-old Enosh Momanyi, who hails from Maroro Village in Webuye, Bungoma County, says his mother, Florence Isoe, has been deeply affected by the clarification that he wasn’t the one nominated for the post of principal secretary- Ministry of Physical Planning.
Speaking to K24 Digital, Momanyi said his mother, who suffers from hypertension, had to undergo episodes of extreme emotions — happiness and disappointment — all in under 24 hours following the announcement and subsequent clarification.
“Things are now bad at home,” he says.
“Just the other day, Wednesday, my mother was happy, jumping up and down, singing and dancing after The Standard newspaper printed my image, saying I was the Enosh Momanyi who President Uhuru Kenyatta nominated as the Physical Planning Principal Secretary on Tuesday, January 14,” said Momanyi.
“And, a day later, a clarification was made – that I wasn’t the PS nominee, but another person was. Yesterday (Thursday) and today (Friday), my whole family has been confused, gloomy and left stomaching feelings of hopelessness,” added the second born in a family of three siblings (two boys and one girl).
“Mum is the most-affected, and has to strive to manage her blood-pressure within acceptable levels.
“Nonetheless, I am still optimistic that the president might one day consider me for a State job.”
Momanyi tells us that he is currently out of formal employment after he quit an accounting job at a top Nairobi hotel in 2017 because “they weren’t exploiting my brains fully”.
“I am not the kind of person to sit behind a computer and punch figures,” he says, adding he got the hotel job four weeks after graduating from university in 2013.
The Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting option) graduate from Dedan Kimathi University says he has now started his own company that targets to supply State agencies with construction equipment.
“I am, however, yet to get a break-through,” he says, adding: “Though I am glad that I have impacted my community by actively involving myself in community-based engagements.”
Who is Enosh Momanyi?
He describes himself as an “intelligent person, who has been a top academic performer since his days in primary school”.
The Webuye born-and-bred vicenarian says he sat his KCSE exam in 2007 at Friends’ School, Kamusinga, where he scored a mean grade of A- (Minus) of 75 points out of the possible 84.
He was, thereafter, called to join Dedan Kimathi University of Technology in Nyeri, where he pursued an undergraduate degree course in Commerce. Momanyi graduated from the institution in 2013 with Second Class Honours (Upper Division).
If given a chance to speak with Uhuru…
“I would urge him to believe in the youth, to believe that we can assist him significantly in his fight against corruption, we only need the opportunities, and not favours.”
And to his name-sake, who got the Physical Planning PS post, Momanyi says: “I congratulate him on the nomination, and wish him all the best as he seeks to serve the Nation.”