Thomas Mwicigi the CEO and founder of Uhuru Clothing company, took time to answer the Hot Secrets one liner interview questions.
I’m good at
Socialising and networking with people.
I’m very bad at
Time organisation. I'm very good at managing my time despite my busy schedule.
The last book l enjoyed was
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. It taught me how to relate to people and changing myself to accommodate others and to be less pushy.
The most surprising thing that happened to me
I went to a restaurant and I was asked to buy my own food and even after I was served they still charged me the menu prize for the food. I was very surprised and I found that to be quite hilarious.
A common misconception of me is
People think that I'm a standoffish, a snob and that I love keeping to myself. far from it. I'm not.
One of my worst childhood fears was
Failure. I come from a family of ambitious siblings.
My ideal night out is
Meeting up with friends at a local having few drinks and laughing while dancing.
In another life l’d have been
A banker. I love figures and money.
If I were a politician, I would
Be the minister for finance and allocate resources to the right people for effective change.
The best age to be is
The one you are at currently. Just enjoy whichever stage you are at.
The best part of my job is
When someone appreciates my products and buys them.
My greatest regret is
Everything is a lesson learnt. I don't have any regrets because my past mistakes have gotten me to wherever I am at the moment.
Historical figure I most identify with is
Jomo Kenyatta and his leadership after independence. He did not kick out white people which would have been the easiest thing to do.
Living person I most admire is
My father. He has gone through adversity; he lived through the struggle for independence. He is a living example of a rags to riches story.
My greatest achievement is
Being a goodwill ambassador for Give Africa Hope. The movement was created to rally Africans & friends of Africa in the Diaspora to help with the relief efforts. It has helped me to see things differently.
My greatest possession is
My printing press for t-shirts, shoes and embroidery.
If I was to die in five minutes my last words would be
Love each other. Love is the greatest thing and it is free and in abundance