The term "kuomoka "has been trending all over the media in Kenya with some people moving from rugs to Grace. It has been the topic of the day as we see our fellow Kenyans doing the unthinkable to reach the heights that cannot be explained within a fortnight. With me here I have a list of few Kenyans who have moved from poverty to achieve wealth in the shortest time possible.
1. Ugali Man (Charles Odongo)
Charles Odongo, famously known as 'Ugali Man', is another example of people who moved from nothing to something. He went viral for his ugali eating skills of tossing ugali portion of ugali.
Odongo, whose video was shared multiple times on social media, entertained netizens when he was captured tossing a portion of ugali in the air before grabbing and eating it. Is now rich and wealthy as we speak. He received his first car from odibets and below is his interview :
"I am more than happy today to receive my car and a fully equipped gym from Odibets as they had promised, this is a dream come true," a jovial Odongo said.
Papa Jones aka Khaligraphy Jones grew up in the slums of Kayole based in the Eastern side of Nairobi But now he was able to beat all the challenges posed to him and now he is a star of his own .He was able to sail through difficulties and become Kenya’s top rapper and musician.
He grew up in Homa Bay County with poor parents who only lived on small scale farming.But due to his ability to exploit his artistic talent in comedy and radio host, Jalango is one of the most top paid Kenyans today in the field of comedy and radio. He never slept on his talent, he used it as a bridge to turn his fortune into a reality.
Popularly know as Kelvin Kioko Bahati .Today, he is successful musician in Kenya with a stage name known as Bahati Kenya.
However, he had no good background during his childhood life. He grew up from a young age as an orphan. He was raised in ABC Kenya Children’s home in Kariobangi. However, he was able to trace his mother’s home, based in Makueni county.
Bahati’s success came up when he decided to join into music after high school and one of his songs "barua yangu" and "machozi " made him popular in the country.
As the name suggests MCA which means, "Member of Chokora Association)
He is one of the biggest comedians in Kenya.
In 2019 he won hearts after graduating undergraduate degree student at Kenyatta University BSc. mechanical engineering.Before comedy, he used to be a street boy
6.Akothee (Esther Akoth)
Kenya’s richest musician, was born 8th April 1983 in Kisumu County.
Today she is a successful philanthropist, songwriter, dancer and entrepreneur. She is the first first born in her family, she was raised in Migori county with her poorly living parents
She was fourteen years old at the time she gave birth to her first baby. Even after a hard start to life, she is the most successful lady in Africa and one of the richest musicians in East Africa above the likes of Diamond and harmonize.
There are many of them but these are the few whom I have decided to look at. The list is endless, so work hard and become one of those people I will be writing in the next episode "kuomoka"
You become whom you think you should be. Today they are rich and famous, but a look back into their past life before they became famous it reveals a true story of inspiration to some of those who are still lagging behind in the name of poverty.
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