Sign in
Download Opera News App



Opinion: Check Out Most Underrated But Highly Paying Jobs In Nairobi (Photos)

Nairobi being the capital city of Kenya hosts different people with different ambitions in life. Residents engage in different activities to make ends meet. Among these activities are those jobs that majority despise but they generate good income. conducted a research on such neglected jobs which earn profitable income.

Here are some of the most despised jobs which generates a profitable income.

Garbage collection

Despite being one of the most overlooked jobs but it has since remained as source of hope for many unemployed but learned youths. One time in a KTN News interview, Lawyer Joyce Ngatia who is also a garbage collector said that the estimated earning for workers in this category pocket about ksh 500,000 a month from ten estates in Nairobi. Syokimau, Westlands and Imara daima are examples of place with good working environment.


It entails selling of second hand clothes, kitchen appliances and food commodities which earns a good income though it remains most underated business by many people. Depending on the choice of the location, t/s street vendor is make approximately 3000-5000 shillings daily. This will cater for the expensive rooms, food and fees if learning.

Car wash

Nairobi being a congested area has a lot of vehicles that move from one place to another on daily basis. These vehicles turn to nearby car wash for cleaning as no one would drive a dirty car. It is estimated that am average of 100-300 vehicles get cleaned in one car wash totaling to 130,000 and above daily earning.

Many people complain of joblessness but infact one could engage in these activities and make a good money. Do you think Self employment can reduce unemployment in the country. Share your thoughts and don't forget to follow.

Content created and supplied by: [email protected] (via Opera News )

Imara Joyce Ngatia KTN News Kenya Nairobi


Load app to read more comments