A shopkeeper in Laikipia, Anthony Kariuki, has become a viral sensation for his humorous approach to providing financial advice to Kenyans during tough economic times.
Known as Tony Mpole on social media, Kariuki has been offering free financial counseling from his small shop, covering topics such as the “hustler fund”
and money management in preparation for the traditionally difficult “90 days of January.” Kariuki, who sells basic goods such as snacks and food staples, explained that he uses comedy as a relief technique and encourages people to strike a balance between paying bills and enjoying life.
“My business is everything I have because I was not fortunate to further my education. I have this interest since I was young and intend to make the mo
Despite being a small-scale businessman, he hopes to grow his shop into a franchise. His financial advice and comedic skits have earned him over 35,000 followers on TikTok.