Visually impaired graduate accuses TSC of denying him a job over KCSE grade

Dennis Omondi,44,says TSC has denied him a job over his KCSE grade. photo: Kamau Mwangi

A visually impaired man who was advised to study for a degree course is appealing to the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to offer him employment.

Denis Otieno Omondi, 44, says TSC denied him a teaching job over his KCSE mean grade despite graduating with a Degree in education from Maseno University in April 2021.

The father of three who lost his vision in 1999, says he can’t fend for himself and family is since he is jobless.

Omondi says when he attempted to seek an employment with TSC, he was advised to upgrade his diploma certificate in Special Education that he acquired from Thika special school.

He took a bold move and joined Maseno University for a degree in Education graduating with a second class honours, upper division.

“TSC turned down my application saying I am a failure because I got C (minus) in KCSE. They claim i failed to meet requirements despite me investing in getting a degree”, he stated.

Omondi says his life has been a big hell since childhood stating that he at one time attempted suicide after the death of his parents.

However, he is yet to secure employment with TSC after graduating in April 2021.

The father of three appealed to Kenyans to come to his aid by offering him employment or financial help.

“As at now, I don’t even have shelter, am in a mess. When I was young, I didn’t have shelter, now am a grown up, I still don’t have shelter” he said.

Omondi who dropped out of school to fend for his siblings, wants the government to reward his efforts inorder to be a beacon of hope to the society.

“I appeal to President Uhuru Kenyatta to help me. I am jobless”, he added.