Millicent Omanga: How I Managed To Make My First Million At 19

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Millicent Omanga is a Kenyan politician who served as nominated senator in former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government.

In a past interview, the politician disclosed that she made her first million while she was a student at the University of Nairobi.

Speaking in a sit-down interview with MC Jessy, Omanga noted that she has started a business and made the million within a year.

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“I started a business while at UoN. I would go to Eastleigh, buy some merchandise then sell to my fellow students at the facility

“By 20 I bought a new car and I was still in the university. I would use a portion of my school fees to buy a few things in Eastleigh that I would later sell at a profit,” she said.

Omanga note that she made the Ksh 1 million after getting a tender from a hotel in Eldoret to supply bedsheets.

She got a loan to meet the requirements to be able to supply the bedsheets and the hotel paid her Ksh 1 million.

“I am one of the biggest bedsheet suppliers in the country,” the politician said.

In a past interview, Omanga attributed her success in politics to President William Ruto saying he lifted her from hawking and made her a public figure.

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She recalled when she received news of her appointment as director of the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) in 2013.

Omanga disclosed that the job was organized by Ruto, also narrating how she summoned by then Energy CS Davis Chirchir to his office.

“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 said.

Milways Enterprises

Omanga is the founder of Milways Enterprises dealing in construction, interior decor and imported furniture.

Founded in 2012, the company is located at Argwings Kodhek Road in Nairobi and decorates households, restaurants, hotels and bars.

The enterprise further offers consultancy on interiors from their set of professionally trained interior designers.

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