I’d variously describe myself as a freelance writer, a sports administrator, a shares’ registrar assistant, a freelance model and a freelance photographer! Quite a mouthful, huh? Reminds one of the proverbial “Jack of all trades and master of none”, doesn’t it?! I most certainly hope that I’m not a “Jack of all trades”, though! I particularly have extensive experience with regard to the first three fields mentioned in the first sentence of this paragraph, however.
I was born in Nairobi, Kenya on 16th February 1969 and am Kenyan-educated in addition to being Kenyan-born.
I attended Nairobi’s St. George’s Primary School between 1975 and 1981, attaining primary level certification in 1981. Between 1982 and 1985, I attended Nairobi’s Lenana School where I attained O-Level certification.
I attended Narok High School in Kenya’s expansive Rift Valley Province in the years 1986 and 1987, and it is here that I attained A-Level certification.
Between 1988 and 1991, I attended Egerton University, also in Kenya’s expansive Rift Valley Province, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Economics.
I managed a family-owned business, a gym, situated in Nairobi’s Central Business District and called Canyon Health Gym, between 1991 and 1996.
I joined Barclays Advisory and Registrar Services Limited (B.A.R.S.) in Nairobi in August 1996, where I was for nine and a half years. The now defunct Barclays Advisory and Registrar Services Limited was a fully owned subsidiary of Barclays Bank of Kenya, and at it’s peak, managed the share registers of 12 publicly quoted companies on the Nairobi Stock Exchange, the Uganda Stock Exchange and the Dar-es-Salaam Stock Exchange, including the Barclays Bank of Kenya share register.
I was summarily dismissed from Barclays Advisory and Registrar Services Limited (B.A.R.S.) in very acrimonious circumstances in February of 2006 and the background to this is covered extensively elsewhere on this website, as well as elsewhere on the internet.
Barclays Advisory and Registrar Services Limited (B.A.R.S.) was a very poorly managed entity unfortunately, and one could indeed say that it met a deserved fate.
I haven’t had a job since February 2006, but have not been unengaged.
Other than this, I have been on the executive committee of the Kenyan Amateur Weight-Lifting and Body-Building Association – KAWBBA (today known as the Kenya Weight-Lifting and Power-Lifting Federation – KWPF), since February of 1993. My managing Canyon Health Gym between 1991 and 1996 provided the grounding and profile for this. I have been the Assistant Secretary-General of the same said Kenya Weight-Lifting and Power-Lifting Federation – KWPF, since 1997. It was under our watch that Kenya won three weightlifting bronze medals at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Canada.
I have also been fortunate to receive International Olympic Committee (IOC) certification in Sports Management during my time at the Kenya Weight-Lifting and Power-Lifting Federation - KWPF. This was during a symposium organised by Olympic Solidarity in September 2006 at Nairobi’s Panafric Hotel. In November 2006, I was also fortunate to attain certification in the management of doping in sport, through an initiative organised by the Regional Anti-Doping Organisation (RADO), an arm of the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA).
As regards my dabbling as a freelance model, I was cast as the central model in a high profile “Kodak Colour-Gold” year-long nationwide television and print promotion in Kenya in April 1997. A clip of this can be seen elsewhere on this website. In August 2002, I was also cast in other less high profile media commercials commemorating 10 years of the Yellow Pages venture in Kenya. Much earlier on in December 1983, I was cast as an extra in the epic movie “Sheena Queen of the Jungle”, shot on location in Kenya.
My writings have been extensively published on the internet since 1998, and elsewhere since 1994. I have however reproduced the unedited versions of these said writings elsewhere on this website. In addition, I have also reproduced copies of my writings that have been published by Kenyan and overseas media, elsewhere on this site. Published and unpublished copies of my photographs are also featured elsewhere on this website.
Yep, that’s me… Michael Mundia Kamau. A warm welcome to my “galactic home”!
I certainly hope that you enjoy the tour…