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YOUNG, RICH AND BRILLIANT: Here are the FIVE Under 35 Millionaires from Kilifi County

They are rich, they are young and very brilliant. These and many others not documented in this article compound a resource for Kilifi County. Two or three among them have even employed hundreds of employees in their firms. Some live a very quiet life, others known for their positive contribution (through social entrepreneurship) to the Kilifi Society while others command a very humble background.

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Before describing Eliot, I quote the words of Hon. Owen Baya:

“GREAT WORKMANSHIP FROM Hon Elliot: Yesterday I visited my PA Mwango Kalu Kakim at his home at Prison area to appraise his personal development and to encourage him in his endeavor to succeed. I was very impressed at the wood works being undertaken by one Hon Eliot. The work is great quality and he beats those Chinese by far. He makes great kitchen cabinets, wardrobes, shoe racks and many other products. If you are building and you need great workmanship and quality products contact Him for kitchen cabinets, wardrobes and TV stands.0712768689.Let’s support our local guys.

Francis Masha Thoya a.k.a Mr. Papa Man (Age -29years, Networth-70,000USD, Interests-Blue Economy and Education)

Francis Masha Thoya famously known as “Papa mana” is a 3rd year student of sociology at Pwani University. He is the founder of Dream Act, Transform- a community based organization whose work is herald on Education, Health and Gender issues. Through the organization, he has reached out to many children born with disorders and fundraised for their medication and education. Mr. Papa is famously known for his exemplary innovative entrepreneurial skills; from event planning and decorations to selling papa. Every investment he has made is a blossom of dedication and commitment.

ohn Matole (Age:34 years, Networth:140,000USD, Interests: Agribusiness, Real Estates and Transport)

John Matole is now the Business Development Manager at Ten Senses Africa-a company that is dedicated to organic, fair trade and ethical business practices. Ten Senses Africa develops a sustainable Social Enterprise that manages a value chain for Fair Trade products (nuts) from East Africa thus, improving the livelihoods of 1 million small holder farmers in the next 10 years in a way that builds a stronger Africa. Matole is responsible for analyzing the company’s customer base and current sales strategies and identifying opportunities to increase efficiency and profitability. He holds a bachelor degree in Education (Arts) from Pwani University with 4 years’ experience in the food industry.

Oscar Iha Wanje (Age: 27 years, Networth: 186,000 USD, Interests: Medical Technology, Agribusiness and Export business)

Oscar Iha Wanje is a young entrepreneur from Ganda ward in Kilifi County based in Nairobi. Oscar made his first million while at the age of 20 years. His business charm has been in his blood for the last 8 years. He runs over 5 firms employing over 50 young people across the country. He started his school at Redeemed Academy then joined Riber Boys High School after which he joined Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University to pursue both diploma in IT and Bachelor of Arts in International Relations.

Denis Jilani Mwamuye (Age 33 years, Networth: 500,000USD, Interests: Tourism, IT, Textile and Real Estates)

In his Primary School, Dennis as the best candidate at Ng’ombeni Primary before proceeding to Shimo La Tewa High School- an academic record that is yet to beaten in that school. He did all his higher education in Uganda where he finally graduated with a first class hours in Information Technology. After very few years in wage employment, Dennis embarked on business trying many avenues. The first 2 to 3 years of business were full of frustrations, disappointments and challenges.