- Peterson Moturi came to Nairobi in 2014 with the intention of joining an institution of higher learning despite his lack of school fees
- He first worked as a hawker during the day and car wash attendant during the night before he managed to secure Ghc3,290 that he used for his admission to law school in 2016
- School then became a challenge, but the then school director PLO Lumumba gave him a scholarship but he failed in his final exams
- He, however, did not give up as he approached his employer to sponsor his retake, which he did and has now graduated with a Diploma in Law
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Peterson Moturi, a law student who worked as a nightguard to raise tuition fees, is a perfect embodiment of hard work pays in the end, as reported by Nation Africa.
“Ten years ago being a lawyer was just a dream for me. But now I know that dreams can be a reality if you believe and work hard to achieve them,” Moturi said.
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Working with the local security firm, Radar Security, Moturi graduated from the Kenya School of Law (KSL) on Friday, March 25, with a Diploma in law.
Working as a hawker and car wash attendant
The 28-year-old from Nyamira county came to Nairobi for the first time in 2014 to look for a better life for himself and to extend his family.
While learning the ropes in the city, he would hawk drinking water and groundnuts on the streets during the day to make a living and work at different car washes at night.
Since his goal was to join law school, he saved Ghc3,290, which he used to pay for his admission to law school.
The determined young man applied for admission to the Kenya School of Law in 2016 and was successful, but he could not go on with his studies because of a lack of school fees.
Peterson Moturi joins KSL
"Luckily I was able to receive some help from PLO Lumumba who was then the school director, he was able to offer me a scholarship,” he said.
However, Moturi was then faced with the challenging task of working at night and attending class during the day.
Unfortunately, when he sat for his final exams, he got a Pass, which hindered him from moving to the next stage, attaining a law degree.
“Unfortunately I scored a Pass and I could not move ahead because in law I must attain at least a Credit to qualify for admission for a law degree," added the graduate.
He had to reapply again for the diploma course.
This time around, the headache of where he was to get money for his tuition fees became another problem that he resolved by approaching his employer, Radar security, for help.
Moturi says he was honest with his boss and told him that he did not pass, and since they had promised to pay for his degree, he asked him to sponsor him to retake his diploma,
To his surprise, his boss agreed, and in no time, he was back in class.
“Now I am a joyful man. I am graduating with a credit score, it is a dream come true for me. I can now go ahead and pursue a law degree and become an advocate,” he said.
The young man desires to help the vulnerable in society access justice.
Orphan who worked as watchman graduates
In a related inspiring story, YEN.com.gh reported Jared Omache had worked his socks off, in its literal sense, to not only go through school but also create a stable career for himself.
Omache disclosed that for so many years, he lost hope in his dream of going to college.
Somehow, he still went ahead and started applying for college admission after he got his KCSE results.
Unfortunately, no one came forward to help him when the admission letters came, so he moved to Nairobi in search of a job and, hopefully, an education.
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