By John Kariuki
Stephen Karume is a composed, brilliant, hardworking and talented young man is setting the pace for youths to come out and be innovative. He is the owner of Frontier Fabricators, a company that deals with containers.
The Times independently sought a word with him.
“I am Stephen Karume, the director at Frontier Containers Fabrication. We sell empty containers and also fabricate others for office, shop, classes, hotels and so on. In short we offer convenience in storage,” the outspoken director said.
Mr Karume highlighted the advantages of containers in comparison to other modes of storage. “To start with, a container is cost effective, it’s portable, easy to fabricate/design, versatile and also easy to dispose.”
Mr Karume said that he is focused to be a solution provider to the many challenges that Kenyans are facing. “I want to use ideas to solve common Kenyan problems in respect to housing solutions and cheaper investment options,” he said.
Mr Karume is a job creator. At the moment he has employed at least 50 employees both on permanent and casual basis.
The journey has not been without its fair share of challenges. “The greatest challenge is the cost of the general building materials which has skyrocketed. Similarly the cost of fuel is also a big blow because it has tricked down to the cost of transportation,” he beamed.
His parting shot to the youths is to come out and work. There is no success without hardwork. “I’m calling upon the youths not to choose jobs but utilise every opportunity that comes their way.”
He also called upon Kenyans to embrace containers citing that there’s value for money.