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Interior designer tests glass ceiling with own shoe brand from China

Danson Manjewa during the interview last month.
Danson Manjewa during the interview last month. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA (NAIROBI) 

Danson Manjewa is an interior designer who has big contracts and clients to his name. Some are the Boma Hotel in Eldoret and Nairobi and the FCB Mihrab on Lenana Road.

The 33-year-old has however taken his designing skills to the next level as the brains behind DanjeShoes, a brand of casual men’s shoes that hit the market in December.

Although not a household name yet in the footwear industry, his designs are finding space among young middle class and celebrities like Daniel Ndambuki (Churchill) who have been spotted wearing DanjeShoes.

DanjeShoes are made in China where Mr Manjewa has contracted two factories — one to design his unique soles and another to assemble the finished product.