Enterprise

Starehe old boy fulfils teaching dream in running Nakuru business institute

Mr John Kimemia Gitau addresses a class at his college. PHOTO | FRANCIS MUREITHI | NMG
Mr John Kimemia Gitau addresses a class at his college. PHOTO | FRANCIS MUREITHI | NMG 

As he briskly steps into Biashara Centre mall in the heart of Nakuru Town, he may pass as one of the hundreds of shoppers who flock this busy establishment. But John Kimemia Gitau’s mission is entirely different here.

He runs a business institute that he says has stood the test of time even as its peers continue to close shop due to the dwindling number of students and stiff competition.

The institute on Mburu Gichua Road is a beehive of activity as the number of students rises steadily.

From one student when he was setting shop to more than 1,400 students, the proprietor says he operates on four floors of the mall.