NTV news anchor: I was forced to work as a sweeper at Govt corporation because of my late father’s Kshs1.8M debt

NTV Kiswahili news anchor Dan Mule has shared his painful journey to where he currently is saying that it has not been easy at all.

Speaking to Daily Nation in a candid interview, Mule revealed that he used to work as a sweeper at the state-owned National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) after his father died and left shillings 1.8 million debt behind.

“When I was in Form Two, my father passed away. It was a trying time especially because we were a close-knit family, but by God’s grace we pulled through. I scored a B+ mean grade in KCSE which secured me an admission at Kenyatta University. Back then, government- sponsored students had to wait for two years before joining the university. It was during that wait that auctioneers came to our home with documents showing that my late dad owed them Sh1.8million,” he said. 

Goose chase

Mule went on to explain that he took up the job, while he was just 18 years in an attempt to settle the huge debt. This also sent him into a wild goose chase as he struggled to make a living and repay the money.

“My next stop was Pyrethrum board and here I was tasked with passing magnets through the pyrethrum to rid it of any metal scrapes before it was packed. But these jobs only lasted a week. Every week, hundreds of labourers would mill outside one company and once the supervisors selected the people they needed, the rest would go to the next company for another selection, and the last company would pick out its workers by 10:00am,” he said. 

His inspirational story has motivated many, proving that truly we should never give up and that sky is the limit.

“Today, God has blessed me with many opportunities to help others both materially and morale support. I delight in giving guidance to children and young people generally.

“I am a lecturer at St Paul’s University and Daystar University. Besides teaching , I give hope to my students to keep pushing their dreams. I aspire to give incessantly and urge others to think beyond themselves. My mantra is: You will never have too little to give,” he says. 

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