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Meet humble MKU graduate appointed Tharaka Nithi Assistant County Commissioner

In Summary

  • Mount Kenya University graduate Kipchumba Benjamin was recently appointed as Assistant County Commissioner.
  • Kipchumba struggled to access education, as he had to make ends meet for his family.

Kipchumba Yegon Benjamin, a graduate of Mount Kenya University, is one of the Assistant County Commissioners appointed by the government in the recent recruitment exercise.

Yegon comes from a humble family background where he used to forego his lectures to earn a living so as to educate himself and his siblings, thanks to World Vision Kenya.

He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management (Purchasing and Supplies Option). Despite his struggles in accessing education, he achieved a Second Class (Upper Division).

Graduate’s tenure as student leader

Yegon was a successful student leader who championed for students’ rights, helped many students during his reign.

He believed in achieving greater heights just as the motto of his institutions goes…”Scaling the heights of Education” and embedded by his slogan “Beacon of hope”.

MKU has a serene environment, well equipped libraries with relevant books to the current contemporary world, experienced lecturers, sophisticated technologies, the best learning facilities and modern structures. The Thika-based institution is pocket friendly compared to other institutions.

Kipchumba urges youth to shun drug abuse and any form of immorality because the future belongs to them.

The administrator is so proud as an alumni of MKU as it gave him the knowledge and skills to rise to the position.

“I’m looking forward to working closely with the university and the people of Tharaka Nithi to establish an ODEL CENTRE or a virtual learning office so that they can boost learning to those who have a very tight working schedules.

“It will be convenient for people like me who would wish to pursue a Masters degree and also those in the remotest parts of Tharaka-Nithi County,” he added.

Kipchumba was deployed to Tharaka North, Tharaka Nithi County, to coordinate government projects, among other duties in the area.


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