YouTube carpenter Elson Illa
Stephen Oduor | Nation Media Group

Let down by university bureaucracy, engineering dropout makes it big in woodwork

What you need to know:

Elson Illa was on his way to becoming an electrical and electronic engineer when life showed him another path to success in life.

Elson Illa, like any other young person, was chasing his version of the "American Dream" - study, graduate and get a good job.

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