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The 33-year-old father of two grew up in the rugged hills of Western Kenya where access to modern trappings was a mirage.


Amalemba enrolled in a public school where he nurtured the dream of pursuing an elite career that would offer a strategic escape from village drudgery.


His life's journey took a tragic turn when both parents died and he was forced to drop out of high school because of lack of school fees.


Amalemba's audacious spirit and ability to adjust quickly cushioned him from social ills that are associated with poor and unskilled youth.


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Amalemba credits Chinese mentors for his mastery of cuisine from the Asian giant.


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Currently a senior chef at Jinjiang restaurant, Amalemba is a model of inspiration to young Kenyans keen on learning the intricacies of preparing Chinese dishes.


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Amalemba represents the new generation of Kenyans who have secured a lifeline from Chinese enterprises.


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