Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


‘I Started As A Garbage Collector’- Mixed Reactions After Politician’s Son Jimmy Wanjigi Revealed How He Made His Billions


Billionaire Jimmy Wanjigi has left a section of Kenyans disgruntled following his first TV interview in an effort to popularise his presidential campaign.

Wanjigi, who had an interview with Citizen TV, left many surprised after opening up of how he made his billions.

According to the businessman turned politician, he started out as a garbage collector who eventually got finances from a mzungu. The mzungu helped him buy his first pick-up.

He said from there, his net worth grew with time over the years after he started his business.

”It’s important you understand my story a bit more. My first business was garbage collection. I pioneered garbage collection in this country, private garbage collection,” he said.

“I did not get rich quickly. I had to find a mzungu former schoolmate, who went round seeking deposits for me to get a pick-up. A mzungu was seen as credible. Life-changing overnight is not business, it is theft, we should not allow him anymore.”

READ ALSO: Jalangó Finally Speaks After Edgar Obare Exposed Him For Allegedly Being In The Wash-Wash Business

Wanjigi, who hopes to defeat ODM party leader Raila as the party’s presidential candidate, said that starting his business wasn’t easy then since government officers made it very tough to register small businesses.

“The laws stated that the garbage must be collected by the city once it is put in the receptacle. I got permission after a lot of lobbying to assist in complementary service,” he said.

“That I will provide plastic bags under a company called Bins Limited and those plastic bags I would not put in the receptacle, I needed permission to dump the garbage in Dandora. Let me tell you I started that business without a penny.”

Kenyans were not happy, however, that Wanjigi failed to mention he was the son of a prominent politician and former cabinet minister Maina Wanjigi.

Maina Wanjigi was the MP for Kamukunji Constituency in the early 90s.

On social media, Kenyans were a bit shocked that he failed to mention this, rather choosing to give a story with loose ends.

Rono Cornelius; Jimmy Wanjigi says he started business as a garbage collector with zero cent, and now he’s a multi billionaire. REALLY?

Madoka; Every rich man comes with different stories, City tycoon Jimmy Wanjigi says he become business mogul without a penny kumbe this motivational quotes huwanga serious kweli

Sherlyn Anyango; When Jimmy Wanjigi said that he rose from collecting garbage and now he’s a billionaire, I switched off the tv


Click to Support KDRTV by Donating. Advertise with us.  Contact Us, press releases.

Make KDRTV your home for the latest Kenya News bookmark our site. Make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to stay Updates with the latest Kenya and International News.

Subscribe to watch latests videos
Click to comment

You May Also Like


(KDRTV) – Popular and controversial man of the cloth Pastor James Ng’ang’a of the Neno Evangelism Centre has a serious battle in his hands...


A high-ranking government official in Tanzania has claimed that Dr. John Pombe Magufuli was killed by the Chinese in collaboration with the Western Countries


Eric died in his house and spent a couple of days before he was discovered


(KDRTV) – Zari Hassan is a Ugandan socialite and entrepreneur based in South Africa. She was married to the Late Uganda tycoon Ivan Don...