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Meet The Engineering Student Who Despite The Odds Has Found A Breakthrough In Rice Farming

The famous saying "Hard work Pays" is a painful fact that most people have followed and in the end reaped the reward of their sweats.

With the high level of unemployment witnessed in the Country coupled with the post effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, many Kenyans have decided to look for other ways to earn a living despite their academic excellence.

Now meet 29-year-old, Alex Muthee, a Computer engineering student at Kenyatta University who despite his dream career of being a computer guru, has decided to venture into rice farming in Kirinyanga to make a living and also works as a Disc Jockey(DJ).

The 29-year-old while speaking with one of the local TV stations noted that farming was his passion while growing despite studying Engineering. He adds that he does not consider dropping out of school to pursue his passion for farming, but he earns a lot of money from his one-acre farm.

"I did not drop out, it is just that I am passionate about farming. Although many students have dropped out because in Mwea the youth make a lot of money."

"On a good year of harvesting, I make Ksh500,000 a year and on a bad day I can get 30 bags of rice which goes for Ksh6,000 per bag," he revealed.

Alex Muthee also noted that many youths have opted out of school and opted in farming and with the problem of unemployment, the number of dropouts are on the rise.

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