Hey Mr Gilbert Nakiboli Waliuba,
What is Your Slogan:
Everything Starts and Ends at Leadership.
How will you describe yourself in a sentence:
I am a proactive and skilled entrepreneur, innovator, and investor in youth potential.
What are some of your Notable Achievements as a Business and Community Leader in Kenya:
As a Community Leader:
I served as the Vice Chair of the Bungoma County Youths Lwandanyi Ward Caucus. We managed to organize youths in Community based organizations, and register companies in order to benefit from government opportunities such as AGPO and business support grants.
In 2014, I hatched Mentor A child Kenya Initiative that connects Primary School, High School, and Pre-university teens to passionate mentors across the country. A program that then came to serve as a template for the Equity's Wings 2 Fly Scholars' mentorship program that I was party to mentoring 4 students from Primary School into University and Career Success.
As an Entrepreneur:
Founding a business conglomerate Nakibolis Heirs Limited under which 4 Businesses operate: Hao Finder, Dayat Captain Groceries (Dayat Fresh), Popote Printers and Branding, and SafariWiz Mobility Solutions.
I founded HaoFinder.com, a peer-to-peer property hunting platform that connects housing seekers to available finders within their localities. We engaged more than 200 youths in the project earning at least KES 500 per day. Hao Finder envisions a world with zero homelessness with affordable and sustainable property development and investment for all.
Founding SafariWiz Mobility Solutions which ranked first as the Startup for Better Energies in Kenya.
Being a finalist Realtor of the Year (Africa) -2022
What gives you a competitive edge against your fellow peers:
Am innovative, Proactive, and skilled in Community Leadership, Public Policy, and Business Development. I do not let an opportunity slide off my fingers.
What is your Lifetime goal or Vision as an entrepreneur and Leader:
Employ innovation and Leadership to achieve Zero Poverty, Ignorance, and Poor Health.
Talk About Your Educational Background:
Am Trained in:
- Project Monitoring and Evaluation from Jomo Kenyatta University Of Agriculture and technology Jkuat.
- Property Development and Investment from the Univesity of CapeTown ( South Africa)
- Entrepreneurship ( Centonomy College)
- Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Jkuat)
- Business Sustainability and Stakeholder Management (Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs) - Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC). https://linkedin.com/in/waliubagilbert
What is your parting shot:
Change your attitude and lift your altitude. Anything is possible with a positive attitude that is coupled with creativity, self-belief, teamwork, and hard work