In Uganda, he is only famous as a politician and the former prime minister of Kenya. Across the border however, he is among the very richest men in Kenya. His net worth, from business ventures he has stakes in, including Pan African Petroleum Ltd. and East Africa Spectre Ltd. is estimated to be roughly $30,000,000. His name is Raila Odinga.
She is tall, dark and personable. Her eyes glare with such allure, and she has this radiance running all the way to her toes.
Something to do with her slender self, the apparent cuteness of her edges and her long neck, plus some really nice taste of fashion and style for which she even won the Abryanz Style and Fashion Award in 2015 as the Most Stylish Female Artist East Africa. She was born June 7, 1988 in Arusha, Tanzania.
He is tall, broad shouldered, and all powerfully built. His cheeks are stout and strong. His jaw is robust too. He has a shaggy, black beard, beginning to turn grey. He is, in fact, contemplating 52 years of age. Ironically Continue reading The Portrait of the Real Jamil Mukulu→
He has been described as a clown and a joke. On other occasions, egotistical, narcissist and selfish. His fans, however, simply reckon him as frank and outspoken. Meanwhile according to Politico, an American Political Magazine, as of September 30, 2015, a national poll suggested that 10% of likely voters Continue reading Why Donald Trump Has Earned The Right To Run His Mouth→
She is not given to a lot of talk or media exhilaration. In fact, she is publicity shy. However, that is not near enough to drown her clout. In Kenya she is talked of as an embodiment of resilience and commitment, having endured the sufferings of the colonial times and the agony of abject poverty before it all that became a footstool for her.
On his website, Mohammed Dewji wrote, “I have been blessed and I am very proud of the success of my company, MeTL, but with this success and the subsequent wealth comes responsibility. God blesses some people with wealth and it is the duty of these people to redistribute this wealth to less fortunate people and contribute to humanity. I have great pride in being able to say through both MeTL and the Mo Dewji Foundation, we are achieving this. I believe in putting money back into my country first and foremost. Tanzania is where I make my money, it is my home and Tanzanians are my people and therefore my priority.” It speaks volumes about what kind of man Dewji is, yet it still is just a tip of the iceberg. Continue reading How Immigrant Turned Himself Into Tanzania’s Richest Man→
“I never went to a University and I am proud to say so because I don’t think I have done too badly,” said Folorunsho Alakija during a motivational talk.
Alakija, who, according to Forbes is one of the most powerful women in the world, apparently made the disclosure while addressing students at the University of Lagos during a ceremony to mark the 2014 UN International Youths Day.
“You do not have to have a university education to be able to make it; so count yourselves privileged to have that education as part of the feather in your cap,” she continued.
In fact, Alakija pursued secretarial studies and fashion design as a young woman. But she did not ever despise her days of small beginnings – because this is exactly where her journey would begin. Today, this mother of four is the richest self-made woman in Africa and one of just two female billionaires on the continent.
Reginald Abraham Mengi is considered a pioneer of corporate social responsibility in Tanzania. He contributes his time and resources to poverty eradication and economic empowerment schemes for youths, women, and other disadvantaged members of society, including the disabled. For more than 18 years he has hosted luncheons for over 5,000 people with disabilities. In his capacity as a United Nations World Food Programme “End Hunger” Ambassador in Tanzania, Mr. Mengi has successfully supported a national scheme to provide school children with free meals. The initiative has enhanced school enrollment and attendance. Also an environmentalist, since 1987, Mr. Mengi has supported a campaign to reforest Mount Kilimanjaro. The initiative has led to over twenty four million trees being planted on the slopes of Africa’s tallest peak.
As a matter of fact, in 2012, The Dar es Salaam Religious Leaders Committee granted him The Business for Peace Award for his support of a society without religious, racial or ethnic discrimination. This is exactly how to define the man in the person of Reginald Abraham Mengi. He has lived his life with such immense humility notwithstanding that he is reputed to be one of the richest men in East Africa.