Ezekiel Mutua promises to boost Kenyan thespian who has resorted to selling fruits in the estate
By Vincent Kejitan | May 14th 2020
KFCB CEO Ezekiel Mutua on Wednesday vowed to boost the
business of Antony Makau, a thespian, who has resorted to selling fruits by the
roadside due to the tough economic times.
Through a post on Facebook, Mutua said he was touched by
Makau’s story and lauded him for quickly adapting to the changing times.
“I have read the story of actor Tonny Makau who has turned
into selling groceries to make ends meet. I am touched beyond words.
“This is a positive spirit of resilience and adaptability in
the face of the COVID-19 crisis. I would like to help, even if just to boost
his grocery business,” said Mutua.
Adding: “Please get in touch bro. You are an inspiration.
Rather than sit and wallow in self-pity you have chosen to pull yourself by
your bootstraps. I am willing to lend a hand. Please get in touch!”
You have probably seen him on billboards and TV commercials.
Makau is one of the most sought after names when it comes to advertisements but
despite being a household name, he is not shy to do what some might consider as
During an interview with KTN News anchor Trix Ingado, Makau
said that after all their production works were halted due to the Covid-19
pandemic, he had to look for an alternative source of income.
“I got tired of just staying in the house…watching movies,
eating and sleeping. I looked around my estate and a number of people were
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“I asked them where they got their stock from and they
directed me to Marikiti market,” he said.
The actor stated that he often gets to the market between
5-5.30 am and buys fruits in bulk at a wholesale price and later sells them in
Unlike those who have stalls, Makau sells pretty much
everything from the trunk of his car.
Having grown up in Mombasa, he spruces up his hustle by
adding some delicacies from the coast in blending fresh juices.
Makau admits the curfew has affected his business to some extent but he has been forced to adapt.
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