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December 10, 2018

5-Minute-Interview: I underrated a businessman who had Sh2bn to invest

Jephnei
Jephnei

I'm good at…drawing and graphic design.

I'm very bad at…playing rugby.

The last book I enjoyed reading isThe Richest Man in Babylon by George Samuel Clason.

The most surprising thing that happened to me is…….there was this Ugandan man who wanted to invest $20 million in Kenya but I underrated him from our first meeting due to his dressing code only to later realise he was a wealthy businessman.

A common misconception about me is…..I am older than I look.

One of my childhood fears was…..the butcher.

My ideal night out is…with my friends out of town.

In another life I’d be…still an entrepreneur.

If I was a politician I would…..run campaigns to promote youth entrepreneurship.

The best age to be is…21.

The best part of my job is………serving other people.

My greatest regret is…………none. 

Historical figure I most identify with………..Napoleon Hill.

Living person I most admire…..US President Barack Obama. I love the bold steps he is taking to promote youth entrepreneurship.

My greatest achievement is………starting my own company at age 19.

My favourite writer is………..Robert Kiyosaki.

My lowest point of misery was…..when I was working in a law firm for three years earning Sh5,000. I hate jobs and the 8am to 5pm schedule.

My greatest possession is….my family. They have always been there for me even with the silliest business ideas I have ever come up with.

 If I was to die in five minutes, my last word would be…..Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

 

Jephnei Nyakwama Orina is a drawing and graphics designer and the CEO of Proventus Solutions Africa.

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