PHILANTHROPIC

Mengi’s memory will remain in the millions of lives he changed

Many in Kenya tirelessly trying to increase their wealth by robbing the poor.

In Summary

• Honoured for his humanitarian causes, from fighting corruption and social injustice. 

• Youths should use him as lesson and make clean livelihoods. 

Reginald Abraham Mengi, a Tanzanian billionaire, businessman and an author who died at 75 in Dubai on May 2
LEFT LEGACY AND BILLIONS: Reginald Abraham Mengi, a Tanzanian billionaire, businessman and an author who died at 75 in Dubai on May 2
Image: COURTESY

One of the lessons to be learnt from the life of late Tanzanian billionaire Reginald Mengi is that it is possible to rise above the circumstances as long as you are willing to pay the price.

Young people from impoverished backgrounds can be encouraged by his life, to work hard against any odds until they make it. Mengi will be remembered for his tireless efforts to help the needy, giving generously and he popularising causes that had not been talked about before.

His extraordinary business acumen and untiring philanthropic efforts gained him recognition globally. He was widely honoured for his humanitarian causes, fighting corruption and social injustice.

I doubt many Kenyans can be said to be philanthropic, able to promote the welfare of others, and public-spirited.