“I was a desperate welder; MKU Foundation re-ignited my educational dreams”

My name is Moses Thuo. I work in the Finance department at MKU. My path towards this professional
achievement has been treacherous. Alongside my five siblings, we struggled under the care of my mother.
I harbored little hope of an education beyond primary school but my mother’s prayer kept me going. I
refused to feel sorry for myself and when the going got tough, I trained on how to be a welder through apprenticeship.

From the meagre savings, I paid my way through secondary school. But it took me nine years to complete, not the usual four years. I scored a B- grade, which was enough for direct entry to university.
But without the tuition fees, I was soon back to welding. My friends ridiculed me, terming education as
useless. Since I was one of the best students at my school -Gathiruini Secondary in Kiambu County-,