A jobless Twitter user on Thursday, May 30, left netizens in despair after giving a worrying account of his woes stemming from the Higher Educations Loans Board (HELB).
The chap, identified as Sebastin Kilonzo, appealed to the Twitter fraternity to aid him get a job and to prove that the stakes were much higher for him, he decided to share his HELB loan arrears.
If his posts were anything to go by, his loan has grown to a staggering KSh 320,000 and will only get worse if he does not start slashing it off sooner than later.
To prove his credentials, he went on to attach his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education certificate which shows he passed with an impressive A minus.
He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering from Taita Taveta University.
“I really want to service it and give a brother and a sister the opportunity to complete school. Any job leads please,” read the tweet in part.
Dear Kenyans .
This is me .A beneficiary of @HELBpage .My loan has hit over 320,000 + accrued interests .I really want to service it and give a brother and a sister the opportunity to complete school .Any job leads please.@SakajaJohnson @MoiGideon @KenedyKaunda @ItsMutai pic.twitter.com/qx2rbDPwum
— Balozi Kilonzo (@SebastinKilonzo) May 29, 2019
The tweet instantly went viral but there was only so much Kenyans could do to save the job-seeker from his blushes. However, HELB, through their official Twitter account, offered a glimmer of hope as they reached out to the chap and asked him to visit their offices to discuss possible repayment options.
Hello @SebastinKilonzo Your phone 0728****62 went unanswered. Sorry for unemployment status,be optimistic for a better tomorrow. How about you visit us at anniversary towers ground floor offices,we discuss your preferred mode of repayment. HELB listens ^OF
— OFFICIAL HELB PAGE (@HELBpage) May 29, 2019
For some netizens, they couldn’t help but see the ironic side of the whole situation as they took to mock HELB for asking to discuss repayment terms with a jobless person.