Businessman: Partners ran me out of trucking firm

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A co-founder of multi-million shilling logistics giant Multiple Hauliers has accused his former partners of running him out of the company barely nine years after going into the transport business, lifting the lid on what could be a buried secret of the company’s true beginnings.
Mr Njenga Kariuki Mungai, an 84-year-old businessman based in Nairobi, claims that he was a crucial cog in the formation of Multiple Hauliers but was forced to surrender his stake after a visit by former Criminal Investigations Department boss Noah arap Too to the company’s Industrial Area offices in February 1982.
Mr Mungai alleged that as they were having lunch at the company’s mess Mr Too turned to greet someone seated behind him. Mr Mungai then noticed a gun holstered in Mr Too’s underarm, which the businessman took as credence to rumours that he was to be assassinated.
“When I saw the gun I panicked and thought that I could be killed even that same evening. I left my food and walked out. I drove straight home and decided that I was not going to risk my family’s lives,” Mr Mungai told the Nation at an interview in his California, Eastleigh, home in Nairobi. Efforts to reach Multiple Hauliers’ shareholders did not bear fruit.
Tarlochan Singh, whose number we were able to obtain, did not pick our calls or respond to text messages for several days.
The businessman showed photos they took with his former partners, Rajinder Singh Baryan (current Multiple Hauliers MD), Amrik Singh Heer and Tarlochan Singh Heer when they founded the logistics firm on December 16, 1976.
In those days, most Asians were not allowed to register such companies without a local partner.
The Nation has seen a copy of the business registration form lodged at the Registrar of Companies which has Mr Mungai’s name. It reads: “I hereby certify that a change of particulars has this day been registered in the register of business names in respect of the business name of Multiple Hauliers, which business name was originally registered on December 16, 1976 … Consequent on the registration of such change in particulars Amrik Singh Heer, Tarlochan Singh Heer, Njenga Kariuki Mungai and Rajinder Singh are now registered as carrying on the business at plot number 209/6857, Athi River Road, Nairobi.”
Interestingly, gazette notices from 1978 show that the postal address 41391, Nairobi, was registered to Mr Kariuki. That is the postal address that Multiple Hauliers uses to date. Before the formation of Multiple Hauliers, Mr Kariuki was a coffee dealer. A group of Kenyan and Ugandan traders became overnight millionaires owing to illegal coffee trade at the small town of Chepkube in Bungoma County between 1971 and 1988.
Mr Mungai and other traders would buy coffee at Chebukube and sell it to other businessmen who would export it.
He was in the business between 1973 and 1976 where he met Amrik, Tarlochan and Rajinder and they became friends.
By 1976, Mr Mungai had acquired 12 vehicles and a similar number of trailers. His focus was mainly Uganda and Rwanda.
By 1978 Amrik, Tarlochan and Rajinder had 47 trucks through Amithoo Transporters and Safari Garage Limited, while Mr Mungai had 34 trucks and they were now working under the Multiple Hauliers name. Things went on well and Mr Mungai was able to buy a five acre farm in Karen and rent a house in Buru Buru. His first born, Duncan, now 43 years old, was attending Bora Primary School which was a preserve of the well off.
Multiple Hauliers was also growing fast. The company acquired two pieces of land in 1980 for offices and warehouses in Nairobi and Mombasa.
A letter from the logistics firm to then Minister of State G. G. Kariuki requesting for land allocation in Industrial Area seen by the Nation was authored by Mr Mungai.
But after walking out of Multiple Hauliers in 1982, life became tough. One year later, Mr Mungai was evicted from his Buru Buru residence over rent arrears. He could no longer afford school fees so Duncan and his sisters Magdalene and Julia were forced to stay out of school for a year.
Why didn’t he go to court?
“If you don’t have money it is difficult to retain lawyers. Funds were limited and I also had to think about my family. In 1990 I could not afford rent so my family and I moved in with my sister in Huruma for a year before finally moving to this house (California, Eastleigh),” Mr Mungai holds.
Today, Mr Mungai does small brokerage jobs mostly for friends. His wife and daughter Magdalene sell groceries in Gikomba market.
Multiple Hauliers is today one of the biggest logistics firms in Kenya with a fleet of over 1,000 bright orange trucks with blue stripes.

Call me crazy, but I expect the FUCKING CID BOSS to have a gun on him for whatever reason.

@village Chieth haujatuma CV huko

They already have a janitor.
Village Chieth akauke.

So idiot saw a holstered gun and took off ? good riddance

This guy was never ment to play in the big league. He doesnt seem to have the mental uptitude for it. A CID guy shows up for lunch with a gun and this guy takes off?? I mean seriously??!

Looks like he freaked out meaning he was not cut for this kind of business. So what exactly is he looking to achieve?

Mjinga kabisa. Angekua md angetoroka siku moja aache company icollapse

humbwer, natafuta bucket seats niweke hapa

Kharma, aliiba kahawa ya UG now he is paying for it.
There was an MP who was jailed for that too.
Old Jomo alikua amesema “kanyoni gakwa wihithahithe na waonwo nduri wakwa”

Aha!! Spare wheel.



guess who was the biggest benefactor of the Magendo

You know I won’t get this right so pls niambie…from what I have read I would think it is a lot of folk inc some of my fam.

This quote comes to mind ;
“Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you’ll live… at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin’ to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take… OUR FREEDOM”

The man has doomed his entire generation to a life of mediocrity. Never run from what is rightfully yours.
Dude bolted after just seeing a holstered gun on a freaking police officer in a public area, that’s the most normal situation you’ll ever see a gun in. Maybe he come to share a proposal of selling his shares.

Shika hii.
And don’t ever quote me again.

Ndeenjay ck

walikua wawili; Jesse Gachago and Muhuri Muchiri.
I know Gachago’s lineage and his some of his progeny still pay for that shit to this day

hata Noah too was not cid boss by 1982