Meet Riddick

Full name: Riddick Okwemba

Age: 26

From: Kenya

Studied: Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Kenya

Job: A bit of everything, mechanical design, programming, electrical and electronic design, comedy.

Riddick works at AB3D.

What are your hobbies?

I play rugby and I like to design things in my spare time.

Who has inspired you in your life?

My mum and dad when I was growing up. We come from a humble background and my parent strove to give me and my siblings a good way of life.

What is your favourite colour?


What is your favourite animal?

A cat.

What is your favourite food?

Ugali – (the others joked that it’s African cement).

Where is your favourite place?


What was your favourite subject at school?


What alternative career might you have chosen?

To be a pastor or preacher.

What’s your coolest achievement?

It has to be winning the U19 Eastern Central African Rugby Championship.

Please can I have an interesting fact about you?

*at this point everyone else pipes up and we end up with some good banter.

Michelle: “the first time I met him, he didn’t say a word, he made it really awkward. We spent a whole couple of hours together with a really one-sided conversation and I was dreading starting to work with him. But since we’ve started working together, he’s barely shut up!

Riddick: “I’m going to be a billionaire by the time I’m 30. *the room erupted with laughter and everyone was suggesting which currencies he could be a bilionaire in – Malaysian Ringit (£194,200,000), Kenyan Shillings (£7,840,000), Dollars, Sterling, Tanzanian Shillings (£354,400). Still not sure which currency he means but best of luck to him.

What languages do you speak?

English, Swahili and Lukya.

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