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How I built Zetech from a hostel to a multi-million university at only age 22

His youthful face defies his millionaire status. In fact, you’ll hardly tell him out from a crowd. But here is an entrepreneur who in his early thirties, walked into Barclays Bank one morning, and by the time he came...

Co-op Bank CEO Gideon Muriuki’s career profile (Updated)

Gideon Muriuki's career profile: Dr. Gideon Maina Muriuki, MBS, is the Group Managing Director & CEO, Executive Director, Member of the Board of Management of The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited. He was first appointed as the bank's manager in...

Michelle Ntalami: Dad’s cancer diagnosis inspired me to start a business

Michelle Ntalami's Life: Michelle Nkatha Ntalami’ business is called Marini Naturals. She started it on November 19, 2015. This was not just any other ordinary date. It was on this day in 2014, that Michelle lost her dad, Edward...

The late Bob Collymore: Profile, family, children

Kenya is still mourning the passing away of one of its greatest corporate figures, Bob Collymore. Bob Collymore, who was the Safaricom chief executive officer died on July 1, 2019 at his home in Nairobi. Bob Collymore Family: He...

Joe Wanjui Profile: Biography, Family and Businesses

Joe Wanjui Profile: Billionaire businessman Joe Wanjui is a director at UAP Holdings. He is perceived as one of Kenya's most shrewd businessmen with international business connections. He has been a Chancellor of the University of Nairobi. Until 1996: Managing...

The billionaire businessmen behind Chandaria family business

Manu Chandaria Net Worth: BY LEE MWITI / THE STANDARD: Did you know that Chandaria Industries is actually not owned by Manu Chandaria? It is owned by Mahesh Chandaria, 60. However, the shy businessman has throughout his business life...

Ronald Karauri: I sold my Sh. 25 million land to invest in SportPesa

SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri has revealed how he invested in SportPesa. Mr. Karauri revealed that he took a risk by selling his land at Sh. 25 million in order to buy a 6 per cent stake. Apparently, Ronald Karauri had bought...

How my salary as a house-help made me an employer

Starting Salon Business: "I grew up in Kibera. I didn’t have many role models,” starts Milkha Kihara. As she tells her story, she stops every so often to wipe the tears that the painful memories bring to her eyes. She...

I started my fashion business in Kenya with school pocket money

Fashion Business in Kenya: Getting a job after college can be a daunting task. But for Ms. Lilian Maundu, that was not so after she graduated in 2008 with a diploma in Fashion design and pattern cutting from Petite...

How Joe Mungai incredibly makes hundreds of millions

Richest persons in Kenya: When Joe Mungai got a job at UN-Habitat, little did he know that the exposure would lead him to set up a multi-million real estate business. As the secretary to the Governing Council and chief external...
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Godrej Youth Empowerment Program Set to be unveiled in Kitui

With over 20,000 youth expected to be trained in hairdressing and beauty therapy under the Godrej Wezesha Youth program, the program...
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USERNAME Investment Ltd. CEO Crowned The African Business Personality

Reuben Kimani CEO, Username Investment Ltd was crowned the 2019 African Business Personality Award at the Voice Achievers Award gala dinner recently held at Louis Leakey Memorial Hall in...

Uhuru: Grade six pupils won’t sit exam to join lower secondary in Kenya

Lower secondary in Kenya: There will be no final exam for grade six pupils looking to join lower secondary. This has been announced by...

Shock as Sossion, KNUT officials kicked out of education conference

KNUT officials: The bad blood between education officials in Kenya and the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) is far from over. On Friday,...

Kenya to start taxing YouTube, Netflix

Netflix in Kenya: Kenya is set to start taxing online streaming media services including YouTube and Netflix. This has been revealed by the Communications...