In our contemporary society, many youths tend to go for white collar jobs after their college education.
They never bother about the long periods some of them take to secure well-paying jobs whether in the country or elsewhere.
But for Sammy Orioki, 27, an accountant by profession, a white collar job is but just a waste of substantial time.
Born in Nyamache region in Kisii County, the young man completed university education and reared chicken from which he was able to raise Sh 100,000 that have changed his life since then.
“I started by borrowing Sh 20,000 from a bank from which I started rearing chicken. Many people doubted my project but I managed to repay the loan in a record six months and subsequently made a profit that enabled me to set a motor vehicle spares business in town,” he says.
Orioki is now the owner of not only Orioki Auto spares but also a celebrated businessman who owns several businesses ranging from real estate, Matatu and Hardware in Kisii town.
According to him, the business has enabled his to create jobs for hundreds of youths who work for him some of whom are students in various institutions.
“When I started these businesses, my intention was to create jobs for the increasing youth population. Am yet to meet the target of 500 employees and I hope soon I will be there,” says the youthful merchant.
To meet his target, young Orioki aims at venturing into the oil business by acquiring a petrol station besides starting selling electronics in large scale.
“I am trying to look for means of acquiring a petrol station. This business is one of the best in the contemporary market. Further, buying and selling electronics is another alternative,” he adds.
He challenges young people to be innovative by applying classroom knowledge practically in life by coming up with business ideas in ever competitive job market.