But that summation alone would be to take away from her charming/infectious personality and her business nous as the Yallo Leather founder. Mercy, who is Betty’s younger sister normally has some fascinating insights that she reveals on her page.
This week the entrepreneur used a quote by Kenyan Tycoon Dr Chris Kirubi to respond to the people who have been harassing her for being single and not married yet.
The quote described marriage as something that one doesn’t go looking for, but it comes to a person just like a blessing. She went on to say that if you chase marriage, you will end up with the wrong partner.
“To our online aunties & uncles (bado hujaolewa trolls) ‘Marriage comes to you and it is a blessing, but you don’t go chasing it around because you will get the wrong partner. If I’m blessed then I will be blessed,’ Chris Kirubi,” read Ms Kyallo’s post.
I am still not sure about Mercy’s age but that still should not be a factor in anyone dictating what she does with her life.
To wit; Her body, her choice, her life, her responsibility. Let her be.
Mercy Kyallo is famous for being Betty Kyallo’s younger sister and also one of her most staunch defenders. But what many might not know about the vocal chocolate lady is that she has her own story to tell that isn’t attached to her more famous sister.
One of those interesting anecdotes is that she was depressed for almost two months after losing her job. In a video she posted on her Instagram page Mercy explained how she had been in a fix after she had lost her job.
The Founder of Yallo Leather, an online brand that deals in leather goods, the CEO revealed that before she lost her job, she had a collection of twenty-three bags that were stocked in a shop in Village Market and she had only sold one at the time.
“I remember that fateful day I packed my things and I went home and I was depressed for like about two months not understanding where to go, what to do next…and even though I had done my first collection of 23 bags which were stocked in a shop at the Village market, I had only sold one, I had known the leather business and I was selling in the office one and one here and I did that all came to a stop when I lost my job. I was home and I was so depressed,” said Mercy in the video.
But Mercy wouldn’t let herself dwell in misery and started learning a lot of things from YouTube, the first one being finding a market where she would sell her goods.
The gritty woman was full of determination and advised upcoming business people to be open-minded and avoid having self-limiting beliefs that could hinder them from achieving their goals.
“You can have the best idea, Capital, you can have all the things you think you need to start a business but as long as those self-limiting beliefs still exist in you, you might never make a move towards those desires and to achieving your dreams. It started by me believing in myself, I believed in the thoughts I had, the dreams I had, the way I wanted to see my life and the future of the country and the continent . You can be a victim of your circumstances or a master of your destiny” added Mercy.
“Okari only came to work when he could and our boss understood for all those months. To deliberately paint him as irresponsible is immoral my friend. You don’t have to correct the impression you have created because the Somali guy is by your side but at-least be honest. We were friends before and one day we shall be friends again. Even though the relationship did not work Ivanna remains part of us and we thank God she is ok. As a friend, I followed up the progress of Ivanna occasionally texting Betty and sneaking in at the ward to see her. Anyone who has been to the ICU knows it’s a huge glass cubicle. You don’t need to thank Okari and Ivanna’s grandparents who visited and prayed with her but at least be honest about it. Ivanna opened her eyes on the 9th of April and we thank God for the miracle.”
Mijungu’s revelation also didn’t go well with Mercy Kyallo, Betty’s sister who responded with a long message;
“This is disappointing, I would urge for all intended purposes everyone attacking, bullying and with no substance coming at my sister Betty to first read and digest what it is that she has posted on her platform. The message that has been lost. That as we wrap up last year & reflect upon it, she chose to give thanks to God and appreciated her tests & accomplishments. Ken, you cannot force a thank you, Maybe that is why the old Swahili Saying “ Tenda Wema nenda Zako” You wrote her a disrespectful message asking her why she hasn’t thanked Dennis & you in her post, really? Looks like you are still seriously “keeping up” Dennis, I could see your handwriting everywhere, Last time we met, you took over my night shift & offered to sleep over with the baby. We thought to ourselves as a family that – you are a stranger – you & Naomi were both strangers to us but it was your right as a father, a kind gesture & we respected that. But after that you left, not a phone call or a message, yes you gave your contribution to our 9m+ ( yes correction 9m+) bill but never turned back to know if & how we left hospital. We were in hospital for 4months, you came around for 4 weeks then disappeared. Ken, It is distasteful that you would take the responsibility to lay public our hospital bill & allude that you (& team) contributed the heavier chunk, which nothing is further from the truth. Do you even know about after-care that is still ongoing?, we had a home nurse & had a physiotherapist vist everyday (ksh 3000) per day. You found us at the ICU having gone through the toughest – Dennis you had not seen your daughter’s face in years. You left us at the ward, before she could even regain her cognitive abilities never to be seen & heard from again. If you would like to talk about it do it on your platform. Respectfully. How dare you CALL THE POLICE , Saying Betty has threatened you TWO MEN. after you wrote her such a disrespectful message. Wow. “