NAIROBI, KENYA: Eldoret Magistrate Court shocked many Kenyans early this month after granting Uasin Gishu based farmer Jackson Kibor opportunity to divorce wife of over 52 years.
The announcement brought to an end a three-year old legal tussle that centered on family property, cruelty and desertion.
In an interview with Standard Group’s Nairobian, the farmer narrated how he built his business empire in the agricultural sector from a humble beginning.
“I used to drive Lorries transporting maize and potatoes across East Africa, life was tough and I learnt the important lesson of saving my salary. After some time accumulated an amount I used to purchase my own potatoes that I sold in Kampala,” he recalls, adding “I used to buy a bag of potatoes at Sh6 per bag in Chepkorio and Metkei areas using Sh3 per bag for brokers and transport, while in Kampala I would sell a bag at Sh16. I saved the profits which I used to buy my own Canter lorry and got another lorry shortly after” besides transporting maize using the cargo train from Kipkabus and Ainabkoi areas.
Kibor turned his life around by making in real coin through large scale maize and wheat farming. His first large piece of land measured 836 acres in Kipkabus. Buying began through winning Sh35,000 in a darts championship alongside a brand new showroom car worth Sh17, 600.