Former Kenyan international Kevin “Master” Ochieng believes in second chances.
Even as Ochieng was playing football for several clubs in Kenya, he was always preparing for life in retirement.
After a short professional stint in Oman at Al-Shabab SC in 2008, Ochieng harmonised all his savings and founded Master’s Lounge in Umoja, Nairobi. The Lounge offers alcoholic drinks, beverages and food to its customers.
He had rejoined Mathare United the same year and as he worked hard on the pitch, Master’s Lounge too continued thriving. He would later play for Sofapaka and Gor Mahia as he continued saving and expanding the business.
This was paying off and as he approached the tail end of his football career, Ochieng now had a proper fallback plan. But then the unthinkable happened. In 2014, burglars raided Master’s Lounge and made away with everything they coul.
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