The siblings said their journey to excellence started in 2016 after their elder sister graduated with a PhD. Photo: The Standard. Source: UGC The five, Absalom Adega, 42, Ruth Agoi, 38, Paul Agoi,36, Esther Agoi,33, and Seth Agoi, were among the more than 5,000 graduands who followed the virtual graduation proceedings during Jkuat’s 35th graduation ceremony. While their 63-year-old father Francis Agoi who was a primary school teacher of Mathematics admired their success, the siblings said it all boiled down to hard work and focus, The Standard reported. Poor boy who promised dad he will become lawyer aged 6 admitted to the bar Paul graduated with Masters in Business Administration, Adega with Masters in Business Administration in Strategic Management, Esther with Master in Science – Project Management while Seth graduated with Masters in Procurement and Logistics. Ruth graduated with a Diploma in Community Development. Agoi’s third-born daughter, Rebecca would have joined her siblings were it not for the fact that she had not completed her research work, which stalled after the COVID-19 pandemic struck the country. ADVERTISING She is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Computer Science. PAY ATTENTION: Click ‘See First’ under ‘Follow’ Tab to see Tuko.co.ke news on your FB Feed The siblings said their journey to excellence started in 2016 after their elder sister, Faith Loice, graduated with a Philosophy Degree (PhD) in Human Resource Management. She is said to have encouraged her young siblings to consider furthering their studies in order to better their chances of competing in the job market. Special moment for woman who was rejected, demoted as her work is basis for COVID-19 vaccine “When my daughter graduated with PhD, I was very happy, I pulled her aside and urged her to convince the younger siblings to get out of their comfort zones and go back to school,” said the older Agoi. The five took in their sister’s advice and agreed to the idea and went ahead to enrol for their masters degrees in the same year. “I am happy for my children, they are high achievers having graduated today,” said 68-year-old Mary Agoi, the mother of the five and a teacher of languages. “Despite our humble beginnings, we endeavoured to give them a good education and now our efforts are paying off,” she added. Their elder sister was present to celebrate with her siblings. She congratulated them for doing their best and making the family proud. She further challenged them to brace for another round of the race “because they have to march my standards.” 28-year-old lady who hawked to fund university now

Published by MWALIMU Amunga Akhanyalabandu

Passionate about Advocacy on the REAWAKENING teachers in Kenya and reporting on the MULEMBE Nation. Having worked at the Kenya National Union OF TEACHERS in the advocacy department, I will be able to detail and explain about the welfare of teachers and their point of view on socio economic and political matters. Luhyia are the 2nd most populous ethnic group in Kenya. They are blessed with great land, topography, climate, resources and human Resource. We are also keen on Luhya Renaissance is about making the Mulembe People aware of their blessings, appreciating those blessings, defending them and putting them to proper use for the current and future generations.

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