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The first-class honours graduate who lives on the streets

A University of Nairobi graduate Kevin Ochieng who lives on the streets of Nairobi has surprised many.

The story of Kelvin Ochieng which ran on Citizen TV on Sunday brought to the fore the problem of unemployment in the country.

The actuarial science graduate also topped his class in Maranda High School with an A. He earns a living cleaning cars.

He narrated how his parents and siblings had hoped that he is the one who will lift the family from misfortune and poverty.

Kelvin is sometimes hosted by his friend in Mathare slums. He says life is tough. He says he has applied for many jobs in vain.

Kenyans have expressed their concern about the worrying state of the country’s joblessness.

Kevin is just one of the many youths, who are struggling on the streets of many of Kenya’s towns having lost hope on life.

The issue also helped raise concerns about the impact of devolution on job creation. It also raised concerns on the quality of learning being offered by the education system.

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