Royal Media owner S.K Macharia opened up about his early days during a prize giving ceremony at Kahuhia Girls’ high school over the weekend.
While addressing the gathering of students and parents, Macharia narret how he lost his mother at a young age and how life for him was not a bed of roses.
The media boss was lucky to get a scholarship back in 1962 from the Kennedy Airlifts Scholarship to study in the US where he recounts doing odd jobs to sustain himself.
“When I was in the US, I worked at night and went to school during the day. Do you know a company called Boeing that makes big planes in Seattle? I swept their floors for eight years, I paid my school fees by working at night and going to school during the day, so there’s nothing that you cannot achieve, You don’t have to be assisted by anybody but if you get assistance, it’s just a small push. It’s all about what you are doing for yourself that will make you a person and you will be proud of yourself.” he narrated
Macharia first enrolled in Seattle Technical College before taking a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at Seattle Pacific University two years later.
He later graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Washington.