Jobless HELB beneficiary’s tweet draws hilarious reactions from Kenyans
- Sebastin Kilonzo, in a tweet on Wednesday, said his HELB loan had grown to over Ksh.320,000.
- He further attaching his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) certificate as well as his Bachelor of Science degree in Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering from Taita Taveta University.
A Kenyan Twitter user has elicited mixed reactions online after posting a plea for any job opportunities in order to repay his growing debt to the Higher Educations Loans Board (HELB).
Sebastin Kilonzo, in a tweet on Wednesday, said his HELB loan had grown to over Ksh.320,000, further attaching his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) certificate as well as his 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
HELB, however, responded to the tweet asking Mr. Kilonzo to visit their headquarters so that they could help discuss his preferred mode of repayment.
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
Kenyans, in their characteristic fashion, quickly jumped in with some advising Mr. Kilonzo on how to deal with the offer and others mocking HELB for discussing repayment terms with a jobless person.
Below are some of the comments from Kenyans;
The guy is unemployed, he has no money.
What "mode of payment" is this you want to discuss with him?
His life? Blood? Body parts?
— Mr. B (@Benogola) May 29, 2019
I hope its a job
— Richie (@richieplaymaker) May 29, 2019
How can you discuss the mode of repayment yet he has no source of income. Ama mnataka awalipe na gunia za viazi
— Peter (@PeterNyaundi) May 29, 2019
You called him to ask for payments and not a waiver on penalties? This world is not my home.
— Nick (@KimtaiNick) May 29, 2019
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