“I knew when I was growing up that I either wanted to be a lawyer, a journalist, or a business person,” – Rebecca Wanjiku told the Business Daily.
Ironically, Rebecca (now 38 years old) is the founder Fireside Group. An engineering infrastructure firm that serves big-time clients like Safaricom and Kenya Power. You see, Wanjiku hails from Kiambu, a part of Kenya that during her teenage years used to plant coffee. Her first source of earning (well, pocket change) was through picking coffee in the farms.
Rebecca was later employed as a journalist, she actually got to become one of the three things she had hoped for during her teen years, and during her career in journalism, she crossed paths with the tech world.
Her career in journalism can be traced to 1997 when during her high school commerce club made a trip to the Kenya Times office. Few weeks after the school trip, she sent a letter to the editor at Kenya Times, convincing him to hire her as a journalist.
Rebecca told the editor in the letter, “I believe I am a born journalist” among other convincing …read more