Kenya Police Service: When you graduate with a degree or a masters, your expectations for a lucrative job are usually very high. After toiling and burning the midnight oil, a good and well paying job is the least you can get. In Kenya though, the reality on the ground is very different.
The job market is now densely populated by graduates who cannot find a job. Every now and then, Kenyans hear stories of degree and masters holders who have given up the search for jobs and taken on ordinary jobs such as hawking smokies and riding boda boda.
Julian Njagi is one of the thousands of Kenyans who couldn’t get a job even after graduating with a masters’ degree, Julian had pursued accounting and finance. But even after obtaining very attractive scores and academic decorations, he could not find himself a job.
This forced him to enlist with the Kenya Police. He was accepted as a constable, which is the lowest rank in the service. When he reported at his station, Julian was shocked to find that few of his former classmates who had scored grade ‘D’ in their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education were ranked higher. They were corporals and inspectors.