Kenyan billionaire industrialist and philanthropist Manu Chandaria has revealed that he unbelievably owns only five suits in his wardrobe.
Speaking on JKL Live show on Wednesday, Chandaria stated that he has never found pleasure in primitive accumulation of wealth but prides in acts of benevolence.
"In my wardrobe, there are five suits and three jackets. One new suit comes in, another goes out. I give them out," the businessman told Jeff Koinange to his astonishment.
[caption caption="Industrialist Manu Chandaria"][/caption]
The industrialist stated that he borrowed the culture from Gandhian philosophy that prohibits one from extravagance but only holding on to what one needs.
Besides, the man behind Chandaria Foundation indicated that other than Mahatma Gandhi, he admires the lifestyle and works of Mother Teresa who he has hosted four times at his home.
"Live as simple as much as you can. But the question is how do you keep simple? How do you feel the pain of others together?" Chandaria posed.
"Giving is very easy if you want to give. Giving is difficult if you don't," he noted that even the smallest acts of charity can make a huge difference.
"Go to Kenyatta Hospital today, just hold a hand of somebody. Ask; What is wrong with you? Can I pray for you? I hope you will be well," the industrialist advised.
"Are we really interested in Kenyans goodwill? People of good will must come together and support this agenda. And push for more.
"We need good leadership that tells us, I don't want to move even one step ahead and not see those behind me. I want to hold their hands and have them move with me," he stated.
[caption caption="Industrialist Manu Chandaria in a past event"][/caption]
The business mogul further scolded the level of greed in the country exemplified in the mega scandals singling out as the reason behind the economic slowdown.
According to Chandaria, the transformation witnessed in the far East is possible in Kenya if all stakeholders channel their energy to support the development and shun greed.
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