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State House blogger shares emotional story as she graduates after 12 years of struggling with school

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Pauline was one of the graduands at the Mount Kenya University’s 14 graduation ceremony.

Over the past five years, the blogger has risen to the upper echelons of power, often hobnobbing with senior officials in the Jubilee government in her work as a government blogger.

On Friday, she recalled her struggle to secure a scholarship from former President Daniel arap Moi in 2006 which saw her cry out her problems to the former strongman at his home in Kabarnet Gardens.

Despite Moi’s goodwill, the scholarship never materialised and she took to running a posho mill where she would also quench her thirst for knowledge by joining a library run by the US embassy in Nairobi.

When Facebook started picking up in Kenya, she was among the first to embrace and over the years she has built her name as one of the most influential bloggers in Kenya.

She was initially recruited by Peter Kenneth in 2012 before President Uhuru Kenyatta identified her talent and poached her to join his online communications team.

“Today, I graduate and as I look back, I see God’s plan. He wanted to give me a testimony and show me His hand. Despite all the struggles and my seemingly hopeless past, he still got me where I dreamt of being,” Pauline said while celebrating her new powers to read.

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