‘My skincare routine and my daughter’s biggest want’

Weekend with the CEO

‘My skincare routine and my daughter’s biggest want’


Christopher Getonga is the President of the Finish Malaria Council. FILE PHOTO | SWIMMING POOL

On this poor, troubled planet, Christopher ‘Chris’ Getonga tends to meow pleasure out of the jaws of mundane issues. For one he’s a father. A father of 1. He is nice he tells me.

Besides when my daughter says, “Dad, you are outdated however you look so younger!” One other, he has dabbled in lots of pharmaceutical issues —regardless of not being a pharmacist— and by order of his mom, he studied Arithmetic.

He’s the founding father of Acacia Medical Heart. He later began Mimosa Pharmacy, which at one level was producing gross sales of over Sh1 million per day. He bought his majority curiosity and Mimosa grew to become GoodLife Pharmacy.

It has investments in frozen meals and catering companies. He’s a member of a number of boards of administrators in Kenya and was beforehand an appointed councilor in Nairobi.

By day, he is the puppeteer, pulling the strings as president of the Finish Malaria Council, which is the place I meet him, as we make enjoyable of his daughter and he is sensible of her life.

One other one, he likes to snigger. The 60-year-old wine lover has a phenomenal, booming baritone voice.

His snigger seems like somebody threw a hand grenade and killed 4 individuals, after which the grenade exploded.

But it surely’s her pores and skin, like the colour of a well-aged mahogany, that may flip you inexperienced. He does not realize it, or pretends to not realize it, however he might be God’s favourite.

That pores and skin. Are you a gymnasium man?

Sure, I am going to the gymnasium 4 occasions every week. Besides throughout the weekends.

What’s on the weekend?

Properly, on Fridays we exit to dinner with my spouse and daughter. When most guys are with guys, I am with my household.

Nevertheless, between Saturday and Sunday, I’m fairly a sociable butterfly and which means I get invited to an occasion or manage one.

Are you a church individual?

I’ll say that I am keen on. I’m Catholic and have been attempting to get my daughter to hitch the church, however I’m dealing with resistance. Youngsters huh?

Do you may have a particular reward for your loved ones?

We sit up for dinner on Friday nights. We journey so much, in another country at the least annually and to the coastal area of Kenya about six occasions a 12 months.

Is there a present you make only for your self over the weekend?

On Sunday mornings I learn all of the newspapers that I’ve collected throughout the week.

Inform me a few memorable Sunday once you have been a baby.

I like canines, so I might spend all my weekends with canines. We now have three canines; Billy, a chocolate lab, Simba and Chui, each German shepherds.

Whenever you consider the weekend, what meals involves thoughts?

Italian meals. You will particularly discover me sipping at Nico’s (La Casa Di Nico Ristorante) within the Village Market and typically at The Craft Heart close to the US Embassy.

Are you a weekend planner or is it spontaneous?

I’m a planner. By Thursday I do know what’s going to occur on my weekends. Nevertheless, I do not prefer to exit alone.

Why not?

I prefer to have lunch alone. However at night time, I like to speak. And you’ll’t speak to your self, proper?

What’s your weekend soundtrack?

I like music. In my home, music is heard in all places, even in my rest room and kitchen. And I like all musical genres; amapiano, comfortable rock, title it.

What’s the one factor you would like you may do higher over the weekend?

Relaxation a bit of extra. I’m at all times busy. My daughter retains saying, “Dad, you may keep house for a weekend!”

What’s your favourite a part of your home?

The yard. There we now have a really massive eating room that may seat at the least eight individuals. And we now have an enclosure with about 70 timber.

What’s the very last thing you do earlier than lights out?

I watch a bit of tv and the information. and flicks I like motion motion pictures, particularly Jason Statham ones.

What’s the final film you noticed?

Yesterday I used to be watching Golden Compass starring Daniel Craig. I have not completed it but.

Are you a sensible man?

Sure.

Do you ever cook dinner for the household?

No, however I like good meals. I’ll not know how one can cook dinner meal, however I’ve surrounded myself with good cooks within the type of my spouse and daughter. one other victory

Do you choose up work calls on the weekend?

(The telephone) is not very busy these days, but when they’re, it is as a result of they should name me. So if one thing goes incorrect they usually name me, I do know it is essential.

What’s your weekend outfit?

I am a denims and t-shirt man.

Do you may have a favourite weekend reminiscence with your loved ones?

I’ve so much, however it’s totally on the weekends once we’re out of Nairobi. The final place we have been was Mauritius, and we went in all places collectively.

What’s the one exercise that you simply all did collectively?

Properly, my WhatsApp profile image exhibits us on a ship.

What’s the solely factor you can’t miss throughout the weekend?

I like my crimson wine.

Candy or dry?

No want to consider it, dry in fact.

Give me a weekend hack that not many individuals find out about.

I might say spend time with the individuals you’re keen on.

What are you studying now?

#YouthCan by Lizz Ntonjira. In actual fact, he signed it for me. Very dynamic girl.

What’s the lesson you selected from the e book?

They’re the tales of youth and the way they’re so targeted.

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