Dominic Chumo: Kenyan Who Joined British Army Now Running Successful Shipping Company, Call Center

Dominic Chumo is the founder and CEO of Talkcoms Limited, The Kenyan Diaspora Media and Chunic Limited.

Talkcoms Limited is a a software company that focuses on communication and collaborations using a mix of products and solutions.

The Kenyan Diaspora Media on the other hand is a media production company bringing inspiring conversations touching on issues affecting communities in Kenya and in the Diaspora.

Chunic Limited is an importer of farming machinery among other high-quality vehicles from the UK to businesses across East Africa.

Chumo served in the British Army for three years before he retired to pursue entrepreneurship.

Here is his story as told by WoK.

In 2018, Dominic Chumo was a student at Kenya Methodist University (KeMu) when he came across an opportunity to join the British Army.

His friend who was already in the army asked him to sign up for the recruitment in 2008.

“I was a third year at the time and was assisted by my friend who held my hand throughout the application process,” he stated.

Chumo joined the army and he was deployed to Afghanistan and later Forklands after a rigorous training.

However, during his deployment, he would spend a lot of time on the computer.

“I was sent to Afghanistan for seven months as well as Forklands for four months and I enjoyed it. I learned new skills. I initially thought that all I had to do was hold a gun but when I got here, most of my work was on the computer

“We would set up the radar, configure the computer to the locations and areas you want to cover and we would feed the coordinates of the monitor artillery and rocket motors and would alert the frontline guys to verify the threats,” he said.

With the experience that he had received in the army, Chumo retired in 2011 after serving for three years and established his own company.

He established Chunic Limited, a farming and construction company.

“I grew up on a farm and have worked with several farmers over the years. I want to modernise the way farming is done in the United Kingdom,” he stated.

Through the company, Chumo was also able to come up with new innovations to revolutionize farming practices in Kenya.

“We are in the process of building and application which will assist out farmers to get information like how to maintain their crops, access to extension officers and modern ways of doing farming,” he said.

In 2020, Chumo established The Kenyan Diaspora Media, a digital media company that publishes weekly shows and news articles.

In Kenya, specifically Eldama Ravine, Baringo County, Chumo established Talkcoms, a communication company that offers call centre services.

He has employed a number of youths ranging from ICT to customer care graduates.

“We want to set up a bigger space for people to outsource their call center services to us. I’m looking to het clients from the UK or anywhere in the world and push them to Kenya,” Chumo explained.