Kip Mangira was a Cutco Sales Professional in Vector Marketing’s Midwest Region. He was born on September 2nd, 1995, in Akron, Ohio, with Osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle-bone disease), which confined him to a wheelchair for his entire life. Still, he had an indomitable spirit, and was not afraid to take on the challenge of selling Cutco Cutlery, starting in 2013. He won numerous awards for his exemplary work ethic and sales success. Known for his generosity and compassion, Kip became of the most-loved figures in the Cutco/Vector sales organization. He passed away on November 9th, 2021 in a road accident in Cozumel, Mexico. Kip Mangira was too well-loved to ever be forgotten.
Region Manager Jeff Bry hosts this special tribute episode featuring Kip’s brother, Stephen, and some of Kip’s closest Cutco colleagues.
Special thanks to Justin Neefus, Case Kunick, Stacie Barton, Benjy Lehman, Jeffrey Paul Bobrick, and John Israel for participating in this special conversation.


Obituary for Kip Mangira:

Allen Kipruto Mangira, (“Kip”), 26, of Stow OH, passed away on November 09, 2021, due to a road accident while vacationing in Cozumel, Mexico. He was born on September 02, 1995, in Akron, OH where he grew up before settling in Stow. Kip attended Stow-Munroe Falls City School District from Pre-K to 12th grade. For college, he went to Wright State University where he earned his degree of Bachelor of Science in Business in 2017.

Kip joined Vector Marketing (CUTCO) as a sales associate in 2013, a position he held until his untimely demise. He won numerous awards for his exemplary work ethic and sales success, including the Silver Cup for finishing #1 in the Nation in sales in his competitive category in 2018. During the time of his death in a road accident, he was amongst a select group of co-workers on a company sponsored trip to Cancun, Mexico. Kip was known for both his generosity and his compassion throughout his life. He will be dearly missed by his parents, Peter and Dorcas Mangira; sister, Olivia Jemutai “Jemu” Mangira; brother, Stephen Kipchirchir Mangira, and many extended family members and friends. Kip Mangira was too well-loved to ever be forgotten.

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