• May 19, 2024
  • Last Update May 19, 2024 2:15 PM
  • Nairobi

Erick Omondi looking for jobless man who paraded his many degrees

Erick Omondi looking for jobless man who paraded his many degrees

By Patricia Mollyne Mataga

A young man who recently shared his frustrations on social media over his lack of employment despite having many academic certificates might soon secure a job.

This is after content creator Erick Omondi said he was looking for him so that he becomes amongst the first beneficiaries of his initiative that seeks to secure jobs for the many jobless young men.

In a post on his X handle, Omondi said he has already secured 400 job opportunities, and that the man, identified as Alson Manyama will be among the beneficiaries once the slots are shared.

He reached out to social media users to share his number with him.

“Someone find me Alson Manyama. We have Secured almost 400 Jobs and we will begin Distributing them soon I want him to be among the First Beneficiaries. If you know him please DM his number or @ him,” the content creator said.

A few weeks ago, Mnyama paraded his academic papers, even as he lamented that he felt wasted and desperate.

However, he noted that he was looking to get a Ph.D. by 2025.

“2025 Target = PhD. To be Dr Alson Manyama. You can buy papers…not degrees,” he captioned photos with his academic qualifications,” he captioned photos of his academic papers in a post that attracted massive reactions from online users.

Erick Omondi recently launched an initiative that seeks to help young men secure jobs.

This is due to the high unemployment rate in the country.

He has already held a meeting with over 3,500 job seekers, even as he hinted at holding similar meetings across the country.

“Today I met around 3500 unemployed graduates from Nairobi. We are going to provide employment for each and everyone of them. We will then move to Mombasa, Kisumu, Nyeri, Eldoret and the rest of the country,” the content creator who is said to be harboring political ambitions stated.

Data indicate that youth unemployment in Kenya is as high as 35 per cent (4.5 million young men and women), compared to the overall national unemployment rate of 10%.

According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, the youth aged 20-24 had the highest unemployment rate of 16.8 per cent followed by those aged 15 -19 years at 11.1 per cent.

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