The much awaited launch of Mr. George Wachiuri’s third book finally took place on Friday 28th July 2023. The event which marked the unveiling of the book titled “AFTER THE PLUNGE”, was packed to capacity as friends and family as well as mentees and supporters of Wachiuri gathered to celebrate the milestone.
Wachiuri, who is the Group Chief Executive Officer at Optiven and also the Chairman of the Optiven Foundation has donated his authored works as part of the donations towards aiding philanthropy. With three books under his arm now, Wachiuri advised the attendees that the new book would follow suit and all proceeds of the same will go to philanthropy.
Dr. Wale Akinyemi, a mentor to Wachiuri and a multiple author in his own right was the Guest Speaker at the event during which he lobbied for youth empowerment by those that had made it noting that it is the responsibility of those who lead to make an impact among the youth. Others who spoke during the launch were Dr. Ekrah Ndung’u, Professor Ruth Waweru, and Madam Elizabeth Gathai.
The book “AFTER THE PLUNGE” is a fusion of a memoir and fact sheet of the story that almost brought the Optiven brand to it’s knees in the aftermath of a partnership that went wrong much to the detriment of the investors. The deal had been expected to be a game changer at the onset of the partnership with a green house company but the after math was and still remains a murky shock of beguiled machinations of a well-brewed, high-class, conniving scam that shook the Optiven brand.
At the end of it all, nothing could have prepared Wachiuri and his Directors for the scam that delivered and bared out the under belly of the company in a manner that is yet to be described. The summit of it all is the challenge that the sales from the project would address, is the lives of those dependent on Optiven that would never be the same again. The staff, their dependants and worse the beneficiaries of the Optiven Foundation that benefits hundreds of households by utilizing 5% of all income from the land sales.
The 100% proceeds of this books go to charity under the umbrella of Optiven Foundation
The book is available at all Optiven offices at
- Absa Towers CBD,
- Zamani Business Park Karen,
- Golden Life Mall Nakuru,
- Ubii Plaza Nanyuki
- Shifa Towers Mtwapa.
For more information call the Optiven Foundation on 0718776033