BY SHADRACK NYAKOE
28-year-old Lindah Kiyeng is out to inspire many young girls to work hard, smart and ensure their future is bright.
Born in Naiobi in 1992 in, Kiyeng is a darling to many young girls who look up to her as a role model.
She told Hot News she studied IT at Strathmore University before pursuing Communications at St Paul’s University.
She said she specialized in Public Relations and Journalism.
“I went to a UN conference and later got an email from a Law firm to speak on Public Relations in their panel discussion in Geneva in April 2019. When I got back to Kenya, UNCTAD youth reached out and asked if I could handle their Public Relations”, she told Hot News.
She said while in Campus, she had passion for Media and Public Relations, and she started saving pocket money in order to start a PR Firm.
The PR firm is christened Lindah Kiyeng Communication and was started in 2017.
Her clients include Lawyers, Academicians, motivational speakers and Business operators.
Her major client is the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development for Youths (UNCTAD Youths).
At UNCTAD she has been able to attend National and International conferences where she has gained knowledge to manage her Firm.
She has met several heads of State too.
She said the future of Communication and Journalism is bright because Journalists are the ears, eyes and voice of the people.
She however advised that Journalists should ensure the “Freedoms of Expression and Speech” are protected.
Linda asked local communities, Governments and those in Power not to be hostile to Journalists.
“My message to the youth is identify your passion and do your best. Youths have a lot of chances to work at UNCTAD. Do it well and organizations will come looking for you,” she said.
She called on the society to empower women entrepreneurs.
“If you empower a woman you empower a country,” she said.
She said at Lindah Kiyeng Communication, they are good at persuading customers and that is the reason why their largest following is in the United States of America.
“We started as a very small company and the fact that we have a larger market share in the US, yet we are an African based company speaks of our influence,” she said.
Her ability to multitask has seen her venture into Media and Publicity, vlogging and at the same time attend to her family.
She said her role model is her mother Rossy Keitany.
She is a mother to 6-year-old Leilani Bett.
Kiyeng added that she works hard to inspire her daughter Leilani Bett just as her mum has inspired her.
Kiyeng was inspired by Oprah Winfrey and Wendy Williams
Her motivational phrase is “Never give up”.
“My parting shot is when God put us on earth, he gave us everything we need to succeed. Everything you need is inside you so find what you do best with less effort,” she said.