Cleophas Shimanyula aka Toto is a businessman from Kakamega County. He has investments in various sectors including transport, real estate and construction. He owns Respect matatus, Western Cross Express and Homeboyz.
He started by working at his father’s garage as a mechanic and later started a taxi business with a single saloon car. As the business developed, he introduced posh cars for hire such as Toyota Prados. At one point he owned over 50 matatus.
He owns a yard next to Bukhungu Stadium where his trucks and construction machines are stored. He owns a company engaging in garbage collection in Kakamega.
In the world of sports, he owns the Kakamega Homeboyz, a Kenyan Premier League soccer team from Kakamega.
Shimanyula is known for bankrolling and occasionally clashing with politicians from Western Kenya.
He drives a Lexus LX570, BMW X6, Toyota Landcruisher V8, .