His vehicles are obviously handled by the best mechanics in the country; one of them is a 24-year-old woman, Cynthia Achieng.When the word mechanic is mentioned, most people immediately think of a man; women are very few in the profession.This is where we realize the power of a woman.
24-year-old Cynthia Achieng Ng’ang’a got her training from a college in Makadara, Nairobi, in 2011. She then got employed at DT Dobie in April 2014 as the only female mechanic at the firm. It is here where she got the opportunity to work on the government vehicles.
Achieng told Business Daily that she was honoured to be one of the few individuals tasked with servicing President Uhuru Kenyatta’s official vehicles.
“My greatest is having worked on the President’s vehicle. For me to be assigned to work on his vehicles and those of other dignitaries’ cars means that my boss trusts me,” she said.
‘My father, Polycarp Ng’ang’a, has worked for DT Dobie for a long time but he encouraged me to work on my own and create an identity. He knew that you can put someone in a job but you can’t retain one if one doesn’t understand what the job entails. Last year DT Dobie advertised for mechanics and I applied for a job. I bagged the job early this year and my passion has seen me rise and become entrusted with servicing the president’s official cars. Since I joined this place I have serviced 20 vehicles from State House, mainly Mercedes Benz models.’ She said
In her first eight months at DT Dobie, she serviced about 20 vehicles from State House. She is now an inspiration to other women in the world that nothing is impossible with determination. What a Man can do a woman can do better.