Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Titus Kiarie: My parents were proud of me when I scored 103 marks in KCPE, I’m now a CEO

Autoguard Insurance Agency’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Titus Kiarie recalled how his parents stood by him despite his poor performance in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam.

Kiarie revealed that he sat for his KCPE at Matharu Primary School in Uasin Gishu and was shocked to find out he had scored 103 marks.

“When I received my KCPE results, I was shocked; I felt that I’d never do anything well again. My dad realized how frustrated I was; he called me, and I knew that he was going to punish me,” said Titus.

“He congratulated me and said he believed that I had done my best and, in fact, promised me a gift. He told me of a man who didn’t even go to school but had become a millionaire. My dad told me no circumstance can block your blessings. I felt like a hero for the first time,” he added.

Feeling encouraged, Kiarie joined Chirchir secondary school, where he graduated with a C plain, earning him the chance to pursue a Diploma in Insurance at the College of Insurance.

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After graduating, he landed a job as an underwriter and claims officer, which he performed for seven years before quitting to venture into entrepreneurship.

Having broadened his skills in the business of Insurance, Kiarie founded his own company, Autoguard Insurance Agency.

The firm offers various insurance services, including motor insurance, health insurance, SME business commercial insurance, contractor’s risk insurance, and personal accident insurance, among others.

He doubles up as a farmer and spends his free time on his farm. Kiarie advised parents not to quarrel their children for poor performance in school, as there is still a chance for them to prove their ability.

“If your child doesn’t get the results they were hoping for, they might be devastated. They need you to see that it’s not the end of the world. Or they may seem not to care, but inside, they may still be afraid and have regrets,” he said.

“They will need you to help them figure out where to go from here. Have trust in their ability to find the right path. If you believe they can, it will help her to find it,” added Kiarie.

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