Twenty nine year-old Simon Ndaya Maina has been working as a bus conductor at Kenya Bus Service by day and a student by night at the University of Nairobi.


A Nairobi bus conductor is next month set to graduate with an undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Commerce in Procurement, a heartening end to a journey that was driven by sheer determination and focus.

The odds have been staked against him in the five year journey, occasionally seeing him miss out a few semesters as he saved money for fees. But he remained focused on the prize.

From his weekly savings of between Sh1800 to Sh1700, he managed to finally pay for his education.

Simon’s story is an indication that you can achieve anything you want as long as you are determined and focused. Kudos Simon