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Why I quit military to run posho mill: Ex - Kenya Airforce soldier - 9 months ago, 22 June 12:28

Kelvin Kamau

Nelson Chege, the owner of Hekima Posho mill in Kimabu County, says he nearly died during his days as a jet fighter for the military.  

“After escaping death by a whisker in the battlefield, I didn’t think twice about quitting,” he said. “The scar on my face is a sign that anything can happen in a war zone.  I was always on the lookout because the enemy could strike any moment.”

But the ex-soldier who served in the military from 1993 to 2003 claims that he was not cut out for the military, no wonder he quit 15 years ago.

“Whenever I went back to the village, I realised that most farmers produced maize and fancy posho maize meal, but the nearest posho mill from our village was about seven kilometres away,” he said.

After quitting work, a friend introduced him to the milling business and more than 15 years later, he is enjoying ...
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