Maina Mwangi, 48, is the executive director at Knight Frank Kenya, an independent real estate consultancy. He talks to EDNA GICOVI about his humble upbringing, prolific career in the Kenyan real estate industry and raising a family.
I am a village boy,” says the soft-spoken and easy going Maina Mwangi, executive director at Knight Frank Kenya, as we get started on this interview. The fifth of 14 children, Maina was born in Cherangany in Trans Nzoia County. His polygamous peasant farmer father was also a mason. Maina’s mother was the second wife. He says despite theirs being a polygamous home, the family was so close-knit that one could not easily tell any difference between children of the two mothers.