Richard Muchiri Wanjohi is the current chairperson of the Commonwealth Housing Group and co-founder of Nguluni Agrivision Enterprise, whose sole mission is to address challenges associated with lack of decent jobs in marginalized communities..
Nguluni Agrivision Enterprise’s key focus is how unemployment affects the youth and women, as this not only endangers them but also hinders the growth of our economy and destroys our ecosystem. Some of the indecent jobs which this group engage themselves in include stone quarrying activities, sand harvesting and charcoal burning.
This mission is guided by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) No.8 on decent work and economic growth, which promotes sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth with full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Richard is a Certified Public Accountant I (CPA I) holder and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce Degree at Pan Africa Christian University.
Previously, Richard worked as the Founding Manager of MYSA Social Enterprise, an accountant in several state agencies and private companies, including the University of Nairobi (UoN) and University of Nairobi Enterprises and Services (UNES) among others.
Since 2002, Richard has associated and been involved with volunteer/social work, mostly those centred around young people. His work has been acknowledged through various accolades, including the prestigious President’s Award for Young People, which he was awarded at the State House, Nairobi, in 2003.
In 2016-2017, Richard got the chance to join the Social Enterprise Academy of South Africa to pursue studies in Social Entrepreneurship courtesy of FIFA and Street Football World.
He has also been trained both in Italy and Spain on social entrepreneurship through the support of the ish Council of Kenya.
Richard has helped various NGOs and CBOs starting out in the social entrepreneurship space to develop effective business plans.
He is currently running a social enterprise blog (www.richiethesocialentreprenuer.wordpress.com) advocating and educating the masses on how to manage and run viable social enterprises in Kenya.