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Brother Njeru reflects on his journey

Brother Njeru reflects on his journey

He sees himself as a leader, not a boss. A team leader to be precise.

He likes participating actively in initiatives, imparting knowledge and eating, breathing, walking and sleeping worker rights.

In his free time, mentoring, engaging in economic forums and primary and secondary schools bring him great joy.

Brother Albert Njeru, the Kudheiha General Secretary says he seems not to have struggled in exemplifying leadership, having started as a nursery prefect and always being a prefect in his entire education life. “I am a playful person. I have spiritually remained committed to God and a teacher of the word of God, he remarks, sitting relaxed in his office on fourth floor of Sonalux House, along Moi Avenue.

An accountant by profession, he started as a shop steward, then later became an accountant at Ramisi Sugar Company. He would later joined Kudheiha as an accountant. He became the Embu Branch Secretary between 1997 and 2007, before giving it a try and triumphing as the Kudheiha General Secretary on 16th May, 2007.

“At the time I took over, we used to struggle to pay salaries but today, every staff here gets their full salaries on time. We also have a pension scheme, in addition to NSSF. Employee numbers have increased from less than 30 to 203 today, something that gives me great pride”, he remarked.

Njeru says he fears failing, but he sees them as opportunities to wake up.

He is resolutely driven by passion. “If you are passionately doing what you love, you can achieve what you want. Passion is what makes a difference”, he says.

Brother Njeru is unequivocal that workers must keep learning and improve your skills in order to be competitive.

“Nobody wants to be defeated. Do what is right. It begins with you”, he asserts.