Full name: Riddick Okwemba
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?
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.