SIDE HUSTLE

Senator Omanga made her first million at 19

In Summary
  • She would go to Eastleigh, buy some merchandise then sell to fellow students
  • She received a tender from a local hotel, which paid her Sh1 million in cash
Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga
Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga

Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga says she made her first million at the age of 19 as a student at the University of Nairobi.

Speaking on Jessy Junction on Monday, Omanga said she ventured into a side hustle of selling bedsheets.

"I started a business while at UoN. I would go to Eastleigh, buy some merchandise then sell to my fellow students at the facility. That is how I made my first million and bought a car."

She added that she received a tender from a local hotel to supply bedsheets.

She got a loan to meet the requirements and supply the bedsheets and the hotel paid her Sh1 million.

"I would not pay school fees at the beginning of the semester. I used the money to start a business, but by the end of the semester, I would have collected the money paid school fees before the exam time and also made a profit," she stated.