The Star (Nairobi)

12 February 2013

Kenya: 5 Minute Interview - I Do Not Allow Myself to Get Miserable

Lucy Wanja is the CEO of Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, I am tasked with managing the staff and resources of the organization, while promoting networks and trade relations between the business persons locally and internationally.

I'm good at............Resource management and communication

I'm very bad at...... Sustaining grudges

The last book l enjoyed was...........The Bible

The most surprising thing that happened to me .......Landing a job at the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It was most unexpected.

A common misconception of me is....Being a woman I cannot manage a big organization like the Chamber of Commerce.

One of my worst childhood fears was............ I never had any.

My ideal night out is.............When I can be alone in prayer.

In another life l'd have been .......Angel Gabriel

If I were a politician, I would .........concentrate on the needs of the common Mwananchi which are most ignored.

The best age to be is..............of course, 40.

The best part of my job is..........seeing the satisfaction in the people I serve.

My greatest regret is ............ I did not join the Chamber sooner.

Historical figure I most identify with is ............ Mother Theresa. She was very kind.

Living person I most admire is .............. My Mother. She is my rock and strength.

My greatest achievement is ............Being a mother.

My favorite writer is ............Francine Rivers.

My lowest point of misery is........ I don't have any. I don't allow myself to get miserable. Not anymore!

My greatest possession is.......God.

If I was to die in five minutes my last words would be........All of you, please learn to pray.

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