Many remember Shiko Kaittany from her promotional show Tazama Chapaa on Citizen TV. At the time, the sassy lass was a radio presenter at Hot 96. However, she left Royal Media Services to join Classic 105, after a few years stint at the media giant.
She briefly worked at Classic 105 as a mid-morning presenter, in absence of Tina Kagia. She vowed to move on with life, in or off the media.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the media, she was to find a new passion which she has gone ahead to make her new profitable venture. And she is making a kill with it! Quite literally.
Shiko Kaittany is slowly but surely becoming a professional farmer. According to her, it started as a hobby at her kitchen garden in Muthaiga, Nairobi, but it’s now a fully-fledged commercial venture.
“I picked up my farming from my mum’s kitchen garden. But I am now doing commercial farming from that hobby. I have a one acre land at Karura which I am also doing farming. I make supplies to homes, offices and my major client, Spring Valley Oven in Lower Kabete but I want to expand my target to mini-markets. farming is life, cool and totally profitable business,” she exclusively told Mpasho on phone.
She went commercial barely two months ago but Shiko says that the venture is very promising.
She is currently farming green leaf lettuce but she says that she will start growing the red leaf variety soon.
“My produce is 100 per cent organic. I have been encouraged so much by the people I have been doing deliveries to. They are so happy and that gives me so much encouragement to go on. I hope more and more people will find fun and exciting ways to enjoy their food, and experiment with greens like lettuce.”
See her photos as a farmer below: