|Mercy Waruguru. (Photo:Martin Mukangu/Standard)|
Even though Mercy Waruguru, 27, studied Chemistry at the university, her dream was always to be an entrepreneur, writes SHIRLEY GENGA
What do you do for a living?
I own accompany called Renascence Logistics and we help to settle expatriates in Kenya. We help our clients organise their immigration documents, work permits and other important documents.
We also take care of their accommodation and help them settle down in Kenya. We package our services according to our customer’s individual needs.
If it is an expatriate who is here for a short luxury stay, we book them in a five-star hotel. If the client is here for long time, we find furnished apartments for them. If they are on a low-budget trip, we get accommodation at a home stay. We do everything from accommodation to car hire and even organise safaris.
Why the name Renascence?
We want to redefine how people see logistics. When people think logistics, they think trailers and clearance. We wanted to change that image because our company deals with logistics in a broader sense.
What did you study at the university?
I did a degree in Chemistry at the University of Nairobi. I joined in 2003 and graduated in 2007.
Why Chemistry? Was it in line with your dream career at the time?
It was not my dream. I never imagined myself pursuing Chemistry, but when I was admitted to do it, I joined and did my best despite my feelings.
What was your dream career before university?