Queens of 'mitumba' business tell us how it's done

Christine Wanjiru (left) with her business partner Catherine Muringo on June 11th 2019. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Christine Wanjiru, 32, ventured into hawking after high school.

  • Later, she started doing a business that entailed travelling but this was cut short by a spinal injury that nearly left her paralysed.

  • Today she runs a successful mitumba business, which she partnered with a friend.

Christine Wanjiru had an entrepreneurial mind from her younger days. "I had loved business since I was very young and so when I completed high school, I started hawking small perishable and non-perishable items before I joined college," explains Wanjiru.

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