A hydrology and water resources management graduate has taken a hunger strike to parliament building to protect what she terms as discrimination in job distribution in public sector.
Godfrey Ombachi told Ghetto Radio that 10 years since he graduated from Maseno University, his efforts in job hunt have been futile.
“I have come to parliament building today to protest discrimination in the country, I graduated with degree in Hydrology and water resources management from Maseno University but 10 years since I graduated I have never landed a job,” said Ombachi.
According to Ombachi, taking the strike to parliament building that hosts lawmakers was timely since the drastic climate change experienced in the country can only be addressed by experts.
“We can all witness, the climate change in the country and the only way forward to address climate changes is involving experts like myself,” he stated.
A Solo Hunger Strike
He further told Ghetto Radio that he would stand at the entrance of the parliament to seek audience with nation’s law making body or just present his former petition touching on climate change to the parliament to for consideration.
“This is the law making body, so believe if they can make right laws that would protect the water resources, then the economy can grow,”Ombachi told Ghetto Radio.
Why Not Experts?
He also accused the government of sidelining experts who handle matters that affect human lives such as climate and weather change.
“I’ve seen government pushing hard for doctors and teachers but I have never seen experts considered for jobs…is it that not discrimination? he posed?
Son Of Tea Picker
He insisted that he would not take any food till he get a job to pay for h8s father’s medication who toiled pay for his education while serving as tea picker at Kericho tea farms and now in bed, terminally ill.
“I cannot sit to see my father who spent all his money taking me to school now sick, he was serving as tea picker in Kericho.”He added.
By Rodgers Oduor