Mureti’s Journey to Alabama through The KENYA Airlift Program


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Mureti's Journey to Alabama through The KENYA Airlift Program
Mureti’s Journey to Alabama through The KENYA Airlift Program

After completing his undergraduate studies, Lewis Mureti faced the disheartening reality of limited job prospects and opportunities in Kenya. Despite his academic achievements, he struggled to find fulfilling employment that matched his aspirations and utilized his skills. The competitive job market and the lack of positions aligned with his interests compelled him to explore alternative avenues for career growth.

It was during this challenging period that Lewis discovered The KENYA Airlift Program, a transformative initiative that would ultimately change the trajectory of his life. The program not only offered him a chance to pursue higher education but also provided the necessary financial assistance and guidance to navigate the complex application and relocation processes.

Through the program’s unwavering support, Lewis set out on his remarkable journey from Meru to the University of Alabama, where he embarked on a Master of Science in Business Analytics. The program became the stepping stone that propelled him towards his American dream, offering him the opportunity to develop his skills, broaden his horizons, and create a better future for himself.

This article is brought to your courtesy of The KENYA Airlift Program

The KENYA Airlift Program is an award-winning initiative that helps brilliant Kenyan Students achieve the dream of studying in the US regardless of their financial background.

The program was founded in late 2018 by US-based education & technology consultant Bob Mwiti in collaboration with a Member of County Assembly of Meru Hon. Dennis Kiogora popularly referred to as DMK.

The program’s mission is achieved through key partnership with MPOWER Financing as the official lending partner for unsecured student loans that cover both tuition and living expenses, partnership with universities in US where the program negotiates tuition fee waivers and scholarships, partnership with The Airlift Sacco to help finance students’ relocation expenses and partnership with Qatar Airways who offer discounted relocation air tickets to the students.

The program only accommodates ambitious and incredibly talented Kenyans who are willing to take a leap of faith in joining the tech industry by studying STEM or business-related master’s programs.

This award-winning program is trying to fix three major challenges Kenyan Students face in their quest to study in America, namely:

  • Acquiring funding for relocation, tuition and living expenses.
  • Finding well-paying jobs after graduation
  • Acquiring permanent residency in America after graduation

The program is divided into two options; regular and parallel, which are based on the student’s academic qualifications and financial capabilities.

Regular student’s academic requirement is a B plain mean grade in KCSE with a B plain in Mathematics or Physics and a second class division in undergraduate, whereas Parallel students’ academic requirements is a C+ mean grade in KCSE and a second class division in undergraduate.

The program has an active membership of about 2000 students, and as of January 2023, the program has seen over 200 students relocate since inception, to study at various top State Universities in the US, with many more currently in the relocation pipeline.

The program has official working relationship with top Universities in North America namely:

  • The University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Grand valley State University
  • South Dakota State University
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Missouri State University

If you are interested in joining this fantastic program, please apply today by visiting our website at

For any further inquiries, you can also visit our head office in Nairobi at Muthaiga Square, 3rd Floor suite 311 on Thika Road opposite Muthaiga Police Station or you can give us a call at 0721-263-977.


Mureti’s Journey to Alabama through The KENYA Airlift Program


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