Ruth Jemutai Rono has been trending the past few days after her story made it to the limelight. Ms Rono is a Chuka University graduate who has been jobless for a long time. There has been claims that she has been offered employment as a human resources manager at Seven Meals Limited, a non-governmental firm headquartered in Utawala that deals in economic empowerment.
This is what she said that caught social media’s attention.
“After completing university education, I spent time in Nairobi doing casual jobs. However, my stint at the capital lasted only four months. My mother asked me to return to the village. My father, at the time, had set on fire our family’s three grass-thatched houses following a dispute he had with mum,” said Ms Rono.
“I remember one day my sister starved to desperation. I, thereafter, vowed not to return to the capital city; instead, resorted to taking care of my family,” she said.
“Should I be employed, I am certain to take my ailing mother to a good hospital. I would also be able to educate my siblings, build them a good home and bring change to the society, where I can,” she said.
Charles Muriuki, the founder of the firm that claimed to have offered her the job, said, Ms Rono, 27, will earn a monthly salary of Ksh30, 000 while on a 3-month training-cum-probation period. He will also take care of Ms Rono’s siblings
“Three of her siblings are in primary school. We will fly them to Nairobi and they will be enrolled at Lakewood Premier School in Utawala, where my children study. The 2-bedroomed house that we have rented for her for the next 6 months in Utawala, will house her and her siblings,” said Mr Muriuki.
“We have already identified and furnished the house,” added the Good Samaritan.
“I had read the news of her plight on media, and I was touched by her story. She is, definitely, a brilliant woman, who shouldn’t be languishing in hopelessness yet her brains can be put to good use. I, therefore, decided to look for her and table the offer. She has accepted, and in the next seven days – beginning January 30 – she and her younger siblings will be flown to Nairobi, where she will begin work on February 10,” Mr Muriuki
In a viral video, however, Ms Rono has denied claims f taking any particular job. She has accepted that she received many offers and she still is getting more but she has not yet made up her mind.