The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: 5 Minute Interview - I Fear Waking Up to Find My Parents Gone

Agnes Wainaina is a planning manager at Horticultural Crops Development Authority. She is also the management representative of ISO 9001:2008.

I'm good at listening....... I have a keen ear.

I'm very bad at lying........ I wouldn't lie to save my soul.

The last book I enjoyed was.................. The Eight Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.

The most surprising thing that happened to me.................I was very green in my current job, my boss called and told me she wants me to be part of a marketing delegation to Ecuador. There were more senior staff who should have been chosen for the trip.

A common misconception of me is....... that I'm antisocial. I'm actually quite talkative and social.

One of my worst childhood fears was...... waking up to find my parents gone forever.

My ideal night out is ......classical music, good food in a fine restaurant.

In another life I'd have been a........ musician. I wish I could sing like the late Whitney Houston.

If I were a politician, I would........ lobby to ensure all children get secondary education.

The best age to be is...... over 25, you are mature enough.

The best part of my job is...... travelling to different cities and towns.

My greatest regret is....... not calling my sister on that Saturday in 2010 before she died.

Historical figure I most identify with is........ Mother Teresa.

Living person I most admire is ...... President of the United States Barrack Obama. He is so articulate on issues that really matter.

My greatest achievement is................graduating with my MBA and being admitted to pursue a PhD.

My favourite writer is .....Stephen Covey.

My lowest point of misery is ..... not being able to achieve my set goals.

My greatest possession is .............. my family, it has been my rock.

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