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Kenya: Ex-Harambee Stars Player Now in the Hotel Industry in Germany

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.

“What I had worked for 17 years to

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Chairman of Kenya based Davis & Shirtliff wins two 2020 Business Worldwide CEO Awards

LONDON, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The chair of family company Davis & Shirtliff has been named in the 2020 Business Worldwide CEO Awards for his exceptional leadership and vision. Alec Davis has won two categories; ‘Chairperson of the Year Africa – Water and Energy Solutions Industry’ & ‘Employee-Focused Chairperson of the Year, Kenya

The awards seek to identify and honour the Most Respected C-level executives across the globe from a variety of different sectors. Unlike many business awards that focus on the overall companies’ success, here the spotlight is on individuals who make the corporations tick – namely senior executives such as CEOs, Managing Directors, Directors and senior-level management. The intention is to give worthy individuals the recognition they deserve, using their example to inspire others to achieve similar success.

Davis & Shirtliff was established in Nairobi in 1946 by Alec’s father Eddie Davis and business partner

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