Born and bred in Nakuru, Peter Mbugua Kabaiku first came to Nairobi at the age of 19 after his standard seven exams. “Armed only with fare for transport and to be taught vehicle repair courtesy of a relative who was convinced I had a talent to become a motor vehicle mechanic.” “ The apprenticeship lasted four years, during which I earned an allowance that was only enough to cater for my basic needs, such as transport and meals. I had saved kShs 1500/ by the time I completed the training, which was enough to buy a tool kit that I used to set off on my own.” For one year, he spent his meagre resources buying Kenya Charity Sweepstakes tickets in a gamble that yielded returns that he used to bolster a limping business. Then one day on 2014 his luck came good Mr Kabaiku won a Kshs 2million jackpot. He used the bulk of the money to better equip his spare parts shop, which he had established along Nairobi’s Kiringa Road with his initial investment of KShs 2,000 which he had saved over eight years as a jua kali mechanic. Today, thanks to his hard work and Kenta Charity Sweepstake, he oversees a company whose assets are valued in the millions of shilling and is creating jobs for young people.