“My First Salary Was A Measly Ksh 6,000” – CS Waiguru

May 8, 2015

anne4If there was any doubt that patience does pay in the journey to success, Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru has a story that might inspire you.
While delivering a speech at the University of Nairobi, Anne Waiguru revealed that she earned a measly Ksh 6,000 on her first job. She used that to encourage the students not to enter the job market with money as the motivating factor.
“Everyone has to start from somewhere. Youths should pursue opportunities and even do volunteer work in society,” she said, adding that she started as a volunteer in church before getting her first job.
“I was being paid Sh6,000 which doubled to Sh12,000 gradually. It was little money then because I had friends who were being paid a lot more,” she said.
Citing hard work and determination as the reason behind her success, Waiguru also mentioned her 18 year old son who started an IT business without her help.
“I have never had anyone make a call for me to get a job. Not even for CS.”
“I encouraged him to start doing something instead of sitting in the house and watching TV. Before I knew it, he had organised an IT forum and he did not let me talk at the event,” she said.

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