Flora Mutahi Biography


Flora Mutahi is one of the most determined and accomplished female entrepreneurs in Africa well known as the founder and CEO of Kenya’s first flavored tea brand, Melvin Marsh International, she’s now a recognized name in the tea business and the business world.

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Flora holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town, BSc Finance and Accounts from the Uk and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Flora Mutahi is the founder and CEO of Melvin Marsh International Ltd which has been processing flavoured and herbal teas for sale in the local market.

Ms. Flora Mutahi is the chairperson of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) board for a period of two years. She became the first ever woman to serve as chair of KAM since the association was founded in 1959.

In 1996, Flora Mutahi launched Melvin’s ‘Tangawizi’ Chai, the first flavoured tea brand in the Kenyan market and recently opened their first tea café, Melvin’s Moments, in an upscale mall in Nairobi, selling specialty teas, tea smoothies and tea shakes.

Flora first got into business with money her mother lent her so that she could get a loan from the bank. She started off with manufacturing salt and later progressed into the tea business and has now delved into rice. She has managed to grow her brand into a household brand competing with a competitor that initially had 100% market share.


“For most Kenyans, tea is an at-home drink so when they go out they want something different. That is why we want to make tea funky.”

Flora is married with three children.

Flora is the wife of Mr Mutahi.

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