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2014 Wealthiest Political Families In Kenya

2014 wealthiest political families in kenya


The latest research report of the Kenya 2014 Wealth shows that there are various individuals in Kenya who own 50% of the wealth of Kenya. The richest political families and billionaire land owners in Kenya are as follows:

1. The Kenyatta Family

The Kenyatta Family- the first president of Kenya are the richest family in Kenya, owning large tracks of land (in Nakuru, Naivasha, Rumuruti, Endebbes, Nairobi and Thika), Enke Holdings, banking with Commercial Bank of Africa, tourism sector-owning major hotels in Kenya, insurance, airline (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport), mining, real estate, energy and education.

The family which includes the present President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, can be ranked among the richest in the World, with wealth between $ 100 million and  $1 billion. 

2. The Moi Family

The retired president of Kenya, Daniel Moi is ranked among the richest persons in Kenya with an estimated wealth of around hundreds of billions. The new world wealth 2014 report classifies the Moi Family among the centimillionaires. He ruled Kenya for 24 years.

3. George Saitoti

The late Professor George Saitoti is also ranked among the richest politicians in Kenya. He was a vice president of Kenya for 10 years and died in a plane crash in June 2012. The New World Wealth report ranked George Saitoti as an affluent millionaire owning between $30 million and $100 million.

4. Nicholas Biwott

Nicholas Biwott was ranked among the richest Kenyans owning between $100 million and $ 1 billion. He was a strong minister during the era of President Moi in Kenya and an oil marketer.

5. John Michuki

The late John Michuki was a strict minister during the era of President Kibaki and owns between $30 million and $100 million according to The New World Wealth Report 2014.

6. The Odinga Family

The Odinga Family has interests in oil, gas, manufacturing and agriculture in Kenya and were ranked among the richest families in Kenya. The late Jaramogi Odinga Oginga was the first vice president of Kenya, during the era of Jomo Kenyatta and the son, Raila Odinga was the Prime Minister of Kenya during the coalition government in Kenya.

7. Mwai Kibaki 

The former president of Kenya, Mwai Kibaki is also ranked among the richest politicians in Kenya, having largely invested in large tracks of land, tea growing, telecommunication, real estate, hotels, banking and fashion industries.

8. Simeon Nyachae

Simeon Nyachae is a former chief secretary, provincial administrator and a cabinet minister in Kenya and was ranked among the richest politicians in Kenya. He owns Sansora Holding and other ranches abroad.

9. Other Politicians ranked among the richest in Kenya are:

John Harun Mwau under category of billionaires, Mr Joshua Kulei-an aide to President Moi and Late Njenga Karume are ranked among the richest politicians in Kenya with political power and influence.

Other individuals in Kenya who own large tracks of Land in Kenya include Kamresh Pattni, Mr Tahir Sheikh Said (TSS), Mr Swaleh Nguru and Mr Saleh Said Sherman. 

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Born in the culinary-rich city of Kisumu, along the shores of Lake Victoria, Cynthia Kendeli's passion for Food & Beverage was almost predestined. Her earliest memories revolve around the bustling fish markets and aromatic eateries of her hometown, and it was this backdrop that kindled her love for food and its cultural significance.

However, Cynthia's interests were dual-pronged. The political landscape of Kenya, with its dynamic shifts and intricate tapestry, also captivated her. This blend of culinary love and political intrigue paved her path to one of Kenya's leading universities, where she pursued degrees in both Food Science and Political Science.

Throughout her academic journey, Cynthia stood out for her unique ability to interweave two seemingly disparate subjects. She penned articles that delved into the socio-political impacts on Kenya's food and beverage industry, exploring topics ranging from local farm policies to international trade agreements.

After graduation, Cynthia quickly established herself in the world of journalism. Her writings, which appeared in national newspapers and magazines, bridged the gap between culinary enthusiasts and political aficionados. With every article, she managed to underscore the intricate relationship between politics and what ends up on the plates of Kenyans.

Her investigative pieces, particularly those that highlighted the interplay between governmental policies and the food & beverage sector, have earned her accolades both nationally and internationally. Cynthia's work does not just inform; it prompts discussions, incites debates, and often leads to tangible change in policy-making circles.

In addition to her journalistic endeavors, Cynthia Kendeli actively participates in food festivals, political debates, and educational seminars, serving as a bridge between the culinary world and the political arena.

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