NJERI RIONGE: BUSINESS INNOVATOR AND ICT ENTREPRENEUR

Njeri Rionge is one of the most celebrated woman entrepreneur in the African continent. In 2011 she was named by Forbes Magazine as one of Africa’s most successful women.

She is best known as a founder of Wananchi Online which morphed into what is the current Wananchi Group. Wananchi Group is now one of Kenya’s largest home entertainment operators. (Njeri co-founded Wananchi Online with Joe Mucheru the current Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communications)

Wananchi Group’s Zuku brand is bringing residential fibre optic broadband internet, pay TV services and telephone services to an increasing number of customers in Kenya and East Africa. With total equity funding north of USD 200 Million to date, investors have continued to show confidence in the company’s expansion plans.

Njeri has also been widely described as a serial entrepreneur owing to the number of successful startups that she has founded in the last decade including Ignite Consulting Ltd and Insite Ltd, among others.


Listen as Njeri speaks about her incredible life and business story in a video interview with Africa 24 Media. A lot of young people will draw inspiration from her meteoric rise.


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