Tabitha Karanja Mukami Muigai is a Kenyan businesswoman, entrepreneur and industrialist. She is the founder and current Chief Executive Officer of Keroche Breweries, the first large brewery in Kenya owned by a non multinational company. Keroche accounts for 20% of Kenya’s beer consumption, as of October 2012. She is one of the richest women in kenya currently
TABITHA KARANJA BIOGRAPHY
Tabitha was born near Kijabe, in central Kenya. After attending Kenyan schools, she took up employment in the Ministry of Tourism as an Accounting Clerk. She met and married her husband, who owned a successful hardware store in Naivasha town. In 1997, the couple closed the hardware store and went into the wine-making business
For the past 18 years, this determined woman entrepreneur has battled against monopolies, high taxation, industry sceptics and other challenges to create a Kenyan business success story that is internationally admired.
Tabitha is the Chief Executive of Keroche Breweries, the first alcoholic beverage producer to be wholly owned and operated by an indigenous Kenyan – and, a woman. Her inspirational story is one of a woman who started small in business but dreamed big, and because of her determination and perseverance emerged as one of the most successful women entrepreneurs in Kenya and a true force to be reckoned with in the beer brewing industry in Africa.
TABITHA MUKAMI MUIGAI CV AND EDUCATION
Work career and experience
Soon after completing her education, Tabitha Karanja took up employmentin the Ministry of Tourism as an Accounting Clerk for close to two years. She then met her and married her husband who in 1997, started making fortified wine.
In 2007, when the government enacted heavy taxes on locally made wines, her product was priced out of the market. She begun making ready-to-drink gin and vodka, which her state-of-the-art factory still makes today.
In 2008, she added beer to her collection of alcoholic drinks, and made a brand called Summit. In 2013, the factory began expansion plans to increase beer production from 60,000 bottles per day to 600,000 bottles per day. The refurbished plant, which cost KSh5 billion was commissioned by Adan Mohammed, the Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization, on 31 March 2015.
Tabitha Karanja who serves as CEO of the Keroche breweries factory has managed to turn the once small brewery into a company with a turnover worth Sh1.5 billion ($17.6 million).She plans on expanding the plant to not the East and Central region but Africa as a whole.
TABITHA KARANJA HUSBAND AND FAMILY
Tabitha is married to Joseph Karanja and together, they are the parents of four children; James Karanja (who serves as the Chairman of Keroche Breweries Limited), Anerlisa Muigai, Edward Muigai and Tecra Muigai.
KEROCHE CEO TABITHA WEALTH AND NET WORTH
Tabitha karanja, an industrialist and entrepreneur is currently the CEO of keroche breweries and has a networth of kes5.5 billion.
IN 2015 the company opened a KSh5.5bn ($53million) plant, increasing production levels from 10m litres to 110m litres of beer a year. The firm is due to list on the Kenyan Stock Exchange by 2020.
Today, her company controls at least 20% of Kenya’s beer market.
she was born in 29th august 1964