Mercy Tarus and Senator Ledama Olekina.

Mercy Tarus, the viral student from Eldoret has allegedly turned down a job offer from Senator Ledama Olekina.

In a tweet, Olekina had expressed an interest to work with the young Tarus.

“Mercy Tarus I would like you to work for me… speak your heart …the future belongs to candid youth! Let’s talk,” read the Tweet from the Narok Senator.


However, in a quick rejoinder, Ms. Tarus respectfully said that she is not willing to take up any job offer until the issues she is fighting for are sorted.

She tasked Olekina to talk to his fellow Senators to compel Uasin Gishu County Government to refund their money before they can talk about the said job offer.

“Mr. Ledama, before we can further this conversation, Talk to your fellow Senators to bring the Uasin Gishu County Government to book and compel them to REFUND rightfully hard-earned money to the Citizens of Kenya. Maybe then, we can talk. Otherwise, I have nothing more to say,” Mercy Tarus said in part.


She added: "Maybe then, we can work on the next project because my work will be done here. Otherwise, I cannot commit myself to other duties."Wisdom ya  @NyolaJr, and I don't disagree,”.

Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo lauded R=Tarus as a future leader who will transform Uasin Gishu County for the better.

“This lady  @thisafricangirl will definitely be the next senator of Uasin Gichu County. Go lady Go, fix this stuff from inside. You make many people proud, especially in Eldoret,” Kabogo said.

At the same time, Mercy who was among the students who paid for the Finland and Canada scholarships said she doesn’t regret calling out Uasin Gishu leaders.

"I do not regret calling out Governor Bii and Senator Mandago over the Finland scholarship saga. My dad was very proud of me,” Mercy Tarus.

Currently, Mercy who is a graduate of Kabarak University works as a hairdresser during the week and sells porridge over the weekends to make ends meet.

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