First class graduate commits suicide due to difficulty in securing job

A first class graduate of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), has reportedly taken his life after failing to secure a job.

Michael Kibet was said to have committed suicide in his brother’s compound in Lessos after being frustrated by his failure to secure employment years after graduation despite his efforts.

His family in Kapsongoro village in Chepsangor, Nandi County, Kenya, was thrown into mourning after his body was found.

The 26-year-old graduated with a First Class honours degree in ICT and Telecommunication from the Juja-based institution in 2021.

Kibet, a brilliant young man, also graduated with straight As from Meteitei Boys High School in Tinderet Nandi.

Area Chief David Rugut confirmed the incident on Wednesday, June 7, saying the deceased hung himself outside his brother’s house out of frustration.

He said the family had lost not only a bright student but a dependable professional in the entire Chepsangor location.

“We are really saddened by the loss of Michael. He was a hardworking and disciplined boy in our location. He ended his life out of frustration according to his brother.

“The locals were really shocked by his demise. Many didn’t believe as he has been a very humble boy and very responsible,” the chief said.