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Meet Former Waitress Behind One of Kenya’s Leading Transportation Companies

  • A recent report released by Knight Frank detailed that in 2021 young Kenyans joined the self-made millionaires. 

    It further detailed the investment opportunities they capitalised on to accumulate wealth. The sectors include agribusiness, health, and logistics

    Lucy Wangui Wanjiru is one of those young individuals making a name in the transportation sector. 

    The 33-year-old is the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hilluck Enterprises Limited. She ventured into the transportation business in 2013 after having worked in different sectors including serving as a waitress.

    Lucy Wangui Wanjiru Owner and CEO of Hilluck enterprises limited

    Lucy Wangui Wanjiru Owner and CEO of Hilluck enterprises limited

    Lucy Wanjiru FB

    Her company acts as a link between clients and companies exporting flowers to the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Saudi Arabia.

    Wanjiru takes pride in being an intermediary between farmers and the international market. 

    The country shipped approximately 142,000 tons of flowers with her company playing a major role in transportation

    The young CEO went to a primary school in Kerugoya before proceeding to Mutira Girls High School for her secondary education. 

    “I then pursued a short course on food and beverage at Fir Food and Beverage at Harpers Ngong Road. This officially introduced me to the service industry and really showed me the importance of serving people. I get alot for joy and fulfillment in serving people,” she stated in a past interview.

    She later enrolled at the Kenya Institute of Management where she pursued a certificate in Human Resource Management.

    “I also undertook a Higher Diploma in Management and Leadership. I really enjoyed this training because it equipped me with leadership knowledge and skills I currently apply,” Wanjiru noted.

    Wanjiru plans to transform and empower society by vying for the Member of County Assembly (MCA) seat in Mihang’o Ward in Nairobi in the upcoming August 9 polls. 

    “My love for politics began when I was in college. Since time memorial I have been working with various groups in the community helping them access the women and youth fund, to raising capital for their businesses,” she remarked.

    She added, “I love being there for members of the community. I am an aspirant who genuinely cares about the community.”

    Lucy Wangui Wanjiru Owner and CEO of Hilluck enterprises limited

    Lucy Wangui Wanjiru Owner and CEO of Hilluck enterprises limited

    Lucy Wanjiru FB

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