Despite having the idea, Khetia started implementing his dream at the age of 25 after coming back home. He had already finished his degree in Business Administration in Marketing from the University in Manchester and also worked as a Business Development Executive at Proctor and Gamble in London.
With this marketing background he says, he was able to approach Kenya Bus Service (KBS) Limited and convinced the management that advertising on their buses would also be a great source of revenue, with no much hassle.”
“I remember all I had was my laptop and a good power point presentation. I didn’t have an office or cash to start such a huge business. So I walked to their offices and did my thing and lucky enough they bought my idea. My first client was Omo, from Unilever. And again I went and told them that they could do something different. I made Sh4million on the first deal. This is what I now used to get an office and employ a few people,” he recalls.
The company, which has close to 15 employees at the moment, has now grown and has moved to Tanzania.
“In fact, I have sent my people there to start the business. They have no physical office, because I know, just like I started the company here, they too can make it.”
His dream is to cover the whole of the African continent where public transport is highly used.
Born and raised in Kitale, Khetia says despite his efforts, his parents have played a great role in his achievements considering that they were and still are entrepreneurs.
Khetia’s final word, is that despite him owning his own company is that you don’t have to own your own business to be a great entrepreneur, but you can be an employee and still be a successful entrepreneur. The most important thing is that you must learn to love what you do every day, and do it with passion.