Sir George Owino founder of Kenya's most chewed gum Big G, was born as the only child to Patrick Owidh and Maria Obiero in 1941. Sir George later attended Sega Primary School in Siaya county before joining Shimo La Tewa intermediate school.
His business accuremen came to life when he set a company in Nairobi known as Wrigley Factory. Here in Wrigley Factory he worked tirelessly and this saw him rise to the position of Wrigley East Africa chair. He held this position until his retirement in 1988.
After his retirement, Sir George who would later name Kenya's first chewing gum after his name, went on to fully concerntrate his energies on Orbit Distributors a firm he had set up in 1977 to be the solely distributor of Wrigley products in the East Africa market.
Here he manufactured his first gum that would later be named Big G. His success grew as he stood out in the world with the chewing gum of that size. However, Sir George Owino alias Big G passed on in July 2004.
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