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A city man opened up about a strugle he was going through in life.

He did it via a social media campaign dubbed #ThisIsMyStory.

Read how he narates his lifejourney.

Life has it’s own way of rewarding humans. I remember how I lost my job after some of my workmates conspired on me and a spare wheel went missing. It really put me off after I was sacked for issues I did not participate. Much as I tried to plead and defend myself, my pleas fell on deaf ears.

Accused as a culprit, fired from my work as a Citi Hoppa driver yet I had a young family to take care of, plus two siblings left behind after both parents passed away in a gruesome road accident.

Life, however, didn’t stop. I had to toil day and night as a man to make both ends meet. It wasn’t easy but I had to do it.
I moved my family from the city to upcountry so as to try and cut down the cost of meeting house rents, food cost and other miscellaneous life issues. Life proved miserable for my family which had been used to all on a silver platter.

I engaged in minor chores which made me feel out of place and diminished.
Sometime later I got myself a job in a mechanical garage which was always busy. I learned fast and with time I was among the most reliable mechanics specialized in clutch and airings.

It so happened that some guys attended a burial in the town I worked. They had hired a 51 seater bus.
The bus driver after dropping the mourners engaged in drinking awaiting the mourners to finish the burial ceremony.
The driver who had engaged merrymakers in a pub in the town centre where the villagers were loaded with money for coffee bonus got lost as the drinks and music gripped the better part of him.

He got a lady who they even took a lodging to finish up some business best known to themselves. The unlucky issue is the driver got drugged and fell into a deep slumber not to wake up anytime soon.

The mourners completed the send-off ceremony and it was time for the passengers to get back and travel to the city.
The conductor tried to reach his driver but in vain as the mobile had been switched off. Efforts to trace him were futile.
Time was ticking, it was getting late. The conductor had the bus keys but couldn’t drive as he couldn’t. Efforts to reach the driver failed. The mourners got impatient and some went ahead and dialed the customer care numbers to the management of the bus company.

The manager called the conductor and instructed him to get to any nearby garage and ask if he’d be assisted to get a driver who had the knowledge on how to drive. Sure the conductor met some of my colleagues and explained his issue. My colleagues knew about me as I used to do some road test after fixing some mechanical problems of school buses brought for service.

They recommended me and they gave me a call. I arrived and the whole issue explained to me. I got connected to the manager via the conductors mobile, and I assured the manager on the other end I was an experienced driver, accident-free for 10 years on the roads.

The only thing he asked is of my validity, and he asked me to try my best to bring the passengers safely back to the city. Fine, deal agreed, keys issued, I got to the task. Isuzu bus KZG still in it’s new state was ok. It was now late as it was past 10:30 at night, with 250 kilometers to drive. All in all I made it to the city and by 2:30, I had dropped the passengers safely home. Some two lady passengers who got a clue of what had ensued and caused the delay had asked me for my phone number.

We called the manager who came n picked me after parking the bus in the bus depot. Took and booked me in a lodging paid and left me some cash. Instructions to avail myself next day to the company depot.

That morning I came as agreed, to their surprise the panel was astounded after seeing me. They were shocked after they found that it’s me as I stood in front of them. They reinstated me as a driver once again back to my job. A month passed by, I received a call and a lady reminded me who she was. I remembered her as a passenger among the mourners that day.

She told me to avail myself at Gigiri UN.
It’s later that I landed myself a job as a staff bus driver where the salary was triple to what I received from the hoppa company plus many benefits. Earning a clean 80k was just one thing I’d never thought of. It was really a divine connection..

Life has it’s own way of rewarding humans. I remember how I lost my job after some of my workmates conspired on me and a spare wheel went missing. It really put me off after I was sacked for issues I did not participate. Much as I tried to plead and defend myself, my pleas fell on deaf ears.

Accused as a culprit, fired from my work as a Citi Hoppa driver yet I had a young family to take care of, plus two siblings left behind after both parents passed away in a gruesome road accident.

Life, however, didn’t stop. I had to toil day and night as a man to make both ends meet. It wasn’t easy but I had to do it.
I moved my family from the city to upcountry so as to try and cut down the cost of meeting house rents, food cost and other miscellaneous life issues. Life proved miserable for my family which had been used to all on a silver platter.
I engaged in minor chores which made me feel out of place and diminished.
Sometime later I got myself a job in a mechanical garage which was always busy. I learned fast and with time I was among the most reliable mechanics specialized in clutch and airings.

It so happened that some guys attended a burial in the town I worked. They had hired a 51 seater bus.
The bus driver after dropping the mourners engaged in drinking awaiting the mourners to finish the burial ceremony.
The driver who had engaged merrymakers in a pub in the town centre where the villagers were loaded with money for coffee bonus got lost as the drinks and music gripped the better part of him.

He got a lady who they even took a lodging to finish up some business best known to themselves. The unlucky issue is the driver got drugged and fell into a deep slumber not to wake up anytime soon.

The mourners completed the send-off ceremony and it was time for the passengers to get back and travel to the city.
The conductor tried to reach his driver but in vain as the mobile had been switched off. Efforts to trace him were futile.
Time was ticking, it was getting late. The conductor had the bus keys but couldn’t drive as he couldn’t. Efforts to reach the driver failed. The mourners got impatient and some went ahead and dialed the customer care numbers to the management of the bus company.

The manager called the conductor and instructed him to get to any nearby garage and ask if he’d be assisted to get a driver who had the knowledge on how to drive. Sure the conductor met some of my colleagues and explained his issue. My colleagues knew about me as I used to do some road test after fixing some mechanical problems of school buses brought for service.

They recommended me and they gave me a call. I arrived and the whole issue explained to me. I got connected to the manager via the conductors mobile, and I assured the manager on the other end I was an experienced driver, accident-free for 10 years on the roads.

The only thing he asked is of my validity, and he asked me to try my best to bring the passengers safely back to the city. Fine, deal agreed, keys issued, I got to the task. Isuzu bus KZG still in it’s new state was ok. It was now late as it was past 10:30 at night, with 250 kilometers to drive. All in all I made it to the city and by 2:30, I had dropped the passengers safely home. Some two lady passengers who got a clue of what had ensued and caused the delay had asked me for my phone number.

We called the manager who came n picked me after parking the bus in the bus depot. Took and booked me in a lodging paid and left me some cash. Instructions to avail myself next day to the company depot.

That morning I came as agreed, to their surprise the panel was astounded after seeing me. They were shocked after they found that it’s me as I stood in front of them. They reinstated me as a driver once again back to my job. A month passed by, I received a call and a lady reminded me who she was. I remembered her as a passenger among the mourners that day.

She told me to avail myself at Gigiri UN.

It’s later that I landed myself a job as a staff bus driver where the salary was triple to what I received from the hoppa company plus many benefits. Earning a clean 80k was just one thing I’d never thought of. It was really a divine connection..

 





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