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Mr. Owino was the brain behind the product that took the country by storm before conquering the east Africa region with its sweet taste. Sir George was the first Kenyan to be employed by giant American company Wrigleys.
His dedication and hard work saw him rise through the ranks to become the company’s Chairman in the country.
The company liked the idea and came up with Big G Chewing gums.
The product immediately became a market hit both in Kenya and the neighboring countries.
Owino reportedly owned a fleet of Poshy cars which he called his animals.
He also had a Poshy home in Lavington and two bungalows in his Jera village in ugenya.
He was forced to retire in 1998 after he was diagnosed with kidney failure.
Due to poverty and illness, he was forced to sell all of the cars and together with the house in Lavington.
His family remains hopeful that one day they will be able to reopen the restaurant that was once the pride of Ugenya
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