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42-year-old Woman Who Worked As Security Guard To Fund Her Studies Finally Bags Degree, Shares Story

A 42-year-old woman identified as Milkah Mwasi who worked as a security guard to finance her education has shared story of how she became a graduate despite all the setbacks she faced.

Mwasi in a post on LinkedIn revealed that she worked as a security guard to finance her education at a University in Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).

The resilient lady who graduated with a second-class upper in Bachelor of Commerce revealed that the journey was tough for her.

Read her short story below:

Finally I graduated yesterday at the age of 42 years. It’s long journey of education but I thank God. Coming from humble humble family background it’s under God’s grace that I have made it. 

“I have been working as security guard to finance my education, and finally I graduated from JKUAT with second class upper BCOM finance option.” 

“Kindly LinkedIn family assist me if there’s any opportunity in finance or accounting department. Even paid internship I’m ready. since I finished CPA I’ve been trying to get job of my career but all in vain.”

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Many LinkedIn users have joined in her celebration with many of them showering her with congratulatory messages. Below are some of the comments we picked: 

Nqobile said: Inspiring♥️, congratulations mme. may God direct your feet to the rightful door and endless opportunities 🙌

Diana wrote: Congratulations Milkah. you have come so far. Dont give up yet. As God made a way for you to study, He will surely make a way for you to get work. all the best

Paul said: Congratulations Milkah Mwasi. I pray that God opens doors for you. In case I get leads, I will surely let you know. Send your CV to

Rooney Njogah said:

CPA MILKAH MWASI your story is the same as mine .
I did KCSE in 2008 but couldn’t join college due to lack of fees.I joined Securex Agencies Ltd in 2010 as a security guard and got married in 2011.

In 2019 because of my earlier thirst for education ,I decided to give it a try and through the help of the companies HR department .My shift was changed from day to night to get time to attend to classes after securing a chance by KUCCPS to join KTTC – GIGIRI to pursue a diploma course in information science.

On May ,2019 I joined the college and remember at the same time working as a guard at night and taking care of the family as well. In 2021 ,I completed my course and merged to be one of the best student with a distinction .

Though am still working as a guard which I love by the way ,My hope is that one day an opportunity shall knock at my door .

You have really inspired me and many others.Am 34years but when I see that at 42years ,you managed to graduate at JKUAT with a second class upper BCOM then I can only say “HONGERA ,HONGERA ” .Milka ,this is a story of optimism and resilience 💕💕

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