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The Underboss

As the clock ticks closer to 1:00 pm, the room falls silent. Fifty-seven more seconds. There is a palpable sense of panic. All staff members are present, spread out across the room. Desks had been taken out and seats arranged forming a circle specifically for this session. Twiddling thumbs and foot-tapping betrays the poker faces everyone is trying so hard to pull. Nobody has any idea how this is going to play out. We are clearly in uncharted territory. 

10 Rules Every Graduate Should Live By

10 Rules Every Kenyan Graduate Should Live By

Growing up in a typical Kenyan family, every adult remotely related to you sells you the same dream. Study hard in school, get good grades, pursue a prestigious course and you are guaranteed of success in life. Come graduation, your entire family attends the ceremony.

Once the celebrations are over reality rears its ugly head. The entire vibe about education being the key to success turns out to be a big fat lie. The world doesn’t care how great your grades are. Titles accrued from your fancy papers mean nothing. You have to fight for limited opportunities with thousands of other graduates with similar qualifications; some even have master’s degrees and additional certifications when you have none.