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Don't leave without a spouse, Kaguchia advises KU graduands

He urged graduands to plan for the next at least ten years, not just one or two

In Summary

• Kaguchia said life is not just about academic but also social engagement and suggested that students get suitors from universities.

• He said when he left the university, he realised there were no beautiful women out there like in the university and had to go back to get a partner.

Nyeri speaker John Kaguchia during Kenyatta University’s 50th graduation ceremony on Friday, December 17.
SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT: Nyeri speaker John Kaguchia during Kenyatta University’s 50th graduation ceremony on Friday, December 17.
Image: EUTYCAS MUCHIRI

Nyeri speaker John Kaguchia has advised university students to engage socially, even as they study for their degrees.

Kaguchia said life is not just about academics but also social engagement. He suggested that students get suitors from universities.

“Do not leave this university without a wife and if you are a young girl, please ensure you get a handsome young man for your husband. That will be very important in your life and of course you will thank me later,” he said.

Kaguchia spoke as the guest alumni during Kenyatta University’s 50th graduation ceremony on Friday.

The speaker said when he left the university, he realised there were no beautiful women out there like in the varsity and had to go back to get a partner amongst one of the best performers.

“When I left, I realised that I had always taken for granted the many classmates and college mates, especially the girls, whom I schooled with.

“Out there, I tried to look for a friend but it was very difficult because you realise it is only in the university where you have too many handsome young men and beautiful young girls within one square kilometre,” he said.

Nyeri speaker John Kaguchia during Kenyatta University’s 50th graduation ceremony on Friday.
PLAN AHEAD: Nyeri speaker John Kaguchia during Kenyatta University’s 50th graduation ceremony on Friday.
Image: EUTYCAS MUCHIRI

Kaguchia served as the president of Kenyatta University Students Association in the 2006-07 academic year and graduated in December 2007 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

He urged graduands to stand out and be proud of their university.

He was also the chairman of the National Students’ Leadership Forum, which focused on good governance, leadership and integrity.

Kaguchia said he is still a member of the Africa Youth Leadership Forum. He has been a middle level manager at the Nairobi Water Company, a member of the Law Society of Kenya and a political consultant.

He urged Kenyans, especially the graduands, to live up to the value of true patriotism and stand out as a voice of reason as the country approaches the electioneering period.

“We all need a united, peaceful and prosperous Kenya," he said. 

“I want to urge you as a young graduate, when you go out of this university, plan for the next, at least 10 years. Don’t plan for one or two years,” Kaguchia said.

He advised the graduands not to wallow in self pity when they find themselves in challenges but should seek understanding.

Kaguchia advised them to advance their education and continue adding on what they have gained so that they can remain on top in their respective fields.

Kaguchia, who is eying the Mukurwe-ini parliamentary seat in the 2022 election, has a master’s degree in diplomacy and another degree in law.

“Of course as your speaker, I have also ensured that I do not get lost amongst the many speakers we have in this country.

"We have almost 50 speakers and I have remained as the top speaker. The best speaker from all the county assemblies in Kenya is none other than John Kaguchia,” he said

(Edited by Bilha Makokha)