I was just trawling the internets looking for a story to tell when I came across an article done by Biko Zulu for the Business Daily and I decided to share it. The piece is an interview he’d done with Chris Kirubi’s daughter.
She’s a restauranteur and mother. But enough idle chitchat, let’s get down to it:
If you happen to have dinner at Olpul— the new steakhouse in Two Rivers— you might see a lady occasionally schmoozing with patrons; asking about the wine or the steak or if everybody is having a swell time. Bright smile, massive wit. That will be the proprietor Mary-Ann Musangi.
She’s great with people and she’s also learning to be great at being a restaurateur. Olpul— a Maasai name meaning ‘celebration’— is her second restaurant; she also owns Secret Garden, a continental restaurant cafe in 14- Riverside Drive, Nairobi. A little over five years ago she didn’t know much about restaurants.
She — a holder of an MSc in Management from the University of Surrey, UK — had, for 15 years, been in branding management at Coca-Cola, KCB, GlaxoSmithkline and Ogilvy & Mather before quitting to be a mother and take a stab at entrepreneurship.
She’s also a director at Sidian Bank and sits on various boards. It’s also not awfully important, but worthy to mention, that she’s Chris Kirubi’s daughter.
Read the rest here.