Tanga Tanga allied politician and nominated Senator Millicent Omanga has disclosed that she made her first million at 19 years old.
Speaking during a recent interview, the Senator said at the time she was a student at the University of Nairobi.
On how she made the money, Omanga explained that after joining UoN, she ventured into business where she sold a range merchandise.
The business did so well that she managed to buy a car at 20 years of age, she added.
“I started a business while at the University of Nairobi, 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,” said Omanga.
Omanga also disclosed that she was not given capital to start the business, revealing that she used the university tuition fee given to her by her parents.
“I would not pay schools fee 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 added.
At one point, the Senator said, she got a tender from a hotel where she was required to supply bedsheets forcing her to take a loan to deliver the supplies.
This comes about two years after Omanga stated that she owes her success in life to Deputy President William Ruto, who lifted her from hawking bedsheets to making her a respectable public figure.
Omanga revealed that her appointment as director of the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) after Jubilee took over in 2013, was organised by DP Ruto.
She said she was summoned by then Energy Cabinet secretary Davis Chirchir to his office and in one hour flat, she had become a company director.
“When CS Chirchir called and asked if I was in Nairobi before directing me to rush to his office, I wondered what I had done. I got to his office and he informed me that the following day, KenGen would be holding its annual general meeting and that I had been nominated as one of the directors. I could not believe it,” she revealed.
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