My first salary was 70 bob- Paul Mwaura’s wife reveals

Many know her as the lady who married Grace Msalame’s ex but there is more to her than her relationship with the ex-Kiss TV presenter.

Evaline Momanyi

She has in the past worked as a Senior Manager Strategy - Digital Banking /Financial Services (Consumer Banking - Retail & SME) at Chase Bank Kenya and also served as the M-PESA Business Development Manager.

But her journey to the top has not been easy as just like most of us she started from the very bottom as a cyber-attendant where she went home with 70 Shillings, 30 bob for lunch and 40 bob for transport.

She shared a picture taken during her hustler days at a cyber-café.

She then captioned it“You have to start somewhere!! This pic was taken a few years later from a cyber I used to work in. Those were the days you couldn't even afford powder for your face, wake up at 5.30 am to jav (is this word still in use ) to work and go home at 9 pm. And of course..... there was this fruity yummy lip gloss with every street vendor. There's no mama who didn't have lip gloss... it was like 40 bob. I worked in 3 cybers......Proud Head of Admin and Facilities. I used to be the first one to arrive so I can sweep the floor, dust the comps and reset timers on the machines. Cybers were the hottest thing!!!! After that, receptionist, admin and accountant. I helped a good number of people open Yahoo and Hotmail accounts. Surprisingly also helped many random women with their jungu connections in chat rooms. Yep... I saw things!

But the point is.... I still started somewhere. My first salary was 30 bob for lunch and 40 bob for transport. Unpaid . But by the time I was seeking a formal job.... I was so proficient in MS Word, Excel .... and the internet.

When starting. You can't be choosy. You don't wake up and become a CEO, you grow to it. Work hard and appreciate every part of the journey. Young people nowadays want to show they've made it! Calm down and live within your means. Get that internship... get that experience. BE HUNGRY FOR YOUR GROWTH!!!!! You will get there! #Mo'sLearnings ”


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