Celebrated media personality Betty Kyallo on June 27 launched her salon Flair by Betty in a star-studded event in Kilimani’s Rose Avenue. Gracing the launch was Nasa leader Raila Odinga’s wife Ida Odinga who made an appearance as the chief guest.
In her speech, Ida commended Betty for her hard work adding that because of her zeal, many youths now have a source of income working at Flair by Betty.
“The most amazing thing is that they are all young people. Thank you for working with them,” said Ida.
Don’t judge a book by its cover
“Most times, people see ladies like Betty and they think they are just for the camera. They don’t realise they can also do other things on their own, and people mistake them that they don’t do things on their own.
“Betty, I’m glad that with your brain, hands and mind, you worked out this thing. Girls, this can be done. It can be done. God gave us equal brains. God did not give us different gender brains.”
The former Prime Minister’s wife further cautioned youths against drug abuse saying that no individual that indulges in drug abuse will amount to much.
“Keep off drugs. And advise little sisters and brothers. Tell them no one has ever succeeded from taking drugs.”
In a separate interview with comedian Jalang’o on Bonga na Jalas, Ida heaped praises on Betty.
“To Betty, this is the right thing to do. I’m proud of you. Just seeing how you have come out, prepared this place to start your own business that is the way to go. You’ve had enough experience, you’ve had your training, and you’ve had enough exposure, go out and conquer the world,” she said.
Narrating her entrepreneurship journey on her YouTube channel, Betty said: “My new place, God has been good to me. Honestly, it has been a blessing. And let me tell you by the way, never ever feel like you cannot be bigger.
“When I left Posh Palace and went to Flair by Betty, the salon was smaller than the previous one. Some clients kept saying, ‘eh Betty, this place is smaller, it’s not like the previous one, and it’s squeezed’.
“Those things at that time really hurt, but right now I just go like these were just people being people and brutally honest in their own way. It’s not the right thing to say to someone who has worked so hard, but, hey.”