At the age of 78, one would expect a great-grandmother of three, known as Shosho to be spending her sunset days with grandchildren but that is not the case for Cecilia Wangari
Wangari is a music technician and a proprietor running Shosh Sound Systems complete with a garage along Outering road in Nairobi where she fixes music systems for public and personal vehicles.
Narrating her journey to success Shosh Wangari says As opposed to selling vegetables in the estates which are highly perishable, her goods can withstand low seasons with few customers.
According to our reporter on the ground George Milomba shosh first shattered the glass-ceiling when she got into the public transport industry in 1980 with her matatu plying the Eastland – Nairobi CBD route.
But after a decade in the matatu industry, and having grown her fleet to three vehicles, Shosho had to leave the public transport business.
It is through her grandson, who she sponsored for an electronics course, that she learnt how to repair radios and fix speakers soon after her Matatu business folded.
She says with experience she has acquired since 1991 she has decided to teach young people in her area so as to be able to sustain their lives further advising the youth to enroll in technical colleges which she says are not being utilized well by the youth.