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Uasin Gishu Man Rises From Mkokoteni Pusher to KDF Soldier

Silas Koech was a Mkokoteni pusher before becoming a boda boda rider, he recently completed military training. Photo/Victor Rotich Facebook.

Silas Koech is a man who has persevered through the challenges life has thrown at him.

Koech from the Cheptiret area, Uasin Gishu County rose From a mkokoteni pusher to a bodaboda operator.

His dreams became reality after he graduated from training as a Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldier.

According to reports, Koech managed to join the military training courtesy of Uasin Gishu Governor Jonathan Bii Chelilim.

“A heartwarming story of Silas Koech from Cheptiret area, Uasin Gishu county who rose From mkokoteni rider to bodaboda operator, and now a KDF officer courtesy of Uasin Gishu Governor Jonathan Bii Chelilim. This is indeed a real bottom-up,” Victor Rotich said.

Netizens celebrated the success of Koech by sending him congratulatory messages.

God changes everything within a second only when your turn comes – Fred Miriti said.

Congratulations Silas alisoma moi university primo with my siz,nilikuwa mteja wake soko ya eldy kabla ijebomobolewa more blessings my bro – Betty Jebet posted.

God’s time is always the best, he who started the good work in you will make it happen – Mercy Kios said.

Congratulations my great friend you have made it …. wishing you all the very best in all your endeavours – Simon Kirwa posted.

Congratulations to him. He seemed happy in everything he was doing – Ben Kipchumba added.

WoK previously published the beautiful story of Francis Erodi.

Erodi’s mother worked as a mama fua (washing lady) to raise him and his siblings.

Joy for the family came on Wednesday, May 15 when Erodi graduated from military training at RTS Eldoret.

According to a family friend Alfred Koech, the mother showed determination and commitment to raising her son.

For the mother, it was a proud moment to see her son graduate as a KDF soldier.