Born in Nakuru, Kenya in 1984, Wazawazi founder Chebet Mutai had her fate cast to take her place in shaping Africa's destiny. In her case it would be through creation of functional leather art comprising of luxury leather bags and accessories. Chebet studied at Kenyatta University where she graduated with a B.Ed. Economics and French. Afterwards, she progressed into an economist career at the World Bank. However, she gradually became restless about the direction of development work in Arica. Surely, the change in Africa had to be driven by Africans on the ground with a passion for this beautiful continent - African with ambitions for true and sustainable change. it was time to move on and do her part in shaping the African story.
Founded in 2012, Wazawazi Co. had the primary intention of creating positive change in Africa. Today, Wazawazi Co. is poised to be the best African luxury leather brand that creates authentic luxury leather products. Through these lifestyle products, Chebet showcases the magnificent beauty of modern-day Africa. the ethically produced and design-driven products are a marriage of Kenya's finest leathers and craftsmanship both expressing her innate creative aptitude. Chebet's commitment to sustainability is evident throughout all her pieces and is part of the brand's ethos to being a responsible, honest and modern African company with a global reach. her mission is to use existing communities in leather goods manufacturing to power business for the society we exist in.