Nairobi, Feb. 1 -- When David graduated and joined his profession, he was excited. He had always wanted to be a successful engineer and did everything in his power to make the dream a reality.

At first, the morning alarm excited him. He had a seemingly unquenchable thirst for bettering himself and his work but a few years down the line it all began to fade. David no longer found his work interesting.

"I had been doing the same thing for quite some time and it was now boring. I needed a new challenge," he admits.

David is among thousands of employees in Kenya's corporate sector stuck in jobs they hate. For these workers, their performance is mediocre at best.

Their clarion call is to deliver the bare minimum to get the job done and ear...