Top ten richest Kenyan politicians who control Kenya’s economy and politics

  1. William Ruto

William Kipchirchir Samoei Arap Ruto is a Kenyan politician who has been Vice President of Kenya since 2013.

He served as Kenya’s interim president between 5 and 8 October 2014 while former President Uhuru Kenyatta was in The Hague.

Previously he held various ministerial positions including the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology.

William Ruto has an estimated net worth of $ 450 million.

  1. Uhuru Kenyattaion i

Uhuru Kenyatta, fourth son of Kenya’s first president Jomo Kenyatta, is the second in command of the Kenyatta dynasty. He is often estimated to be worth around $ 500 million, but that quote is just his personal wealth.

Together with his family, he controls over $ 1 billion in assets and businesses. Mr. Kenyatta has been instrumental in managing and growing his family’s wealth, thus proving himself to be a major managerial resource.

Some of his interests are politics, agriculture, land and real estate, finance and the media. He is the head of Brookside. The $ 500 million figure is often cited as his net worth.

  1. Raila Odinga

Raila Odinga is a former president of Kenya. Sure, he must have had some money before he became president, but there is no doubt that he benefited immensely from the office of president.

He is very important in the political scene and that influence has guaranteed him a seat in the front row in the government.

Today Raila Odinga is one of the greatest clandestine figures in Kenyan politics, widely consulted by aspiring politicians. He is also consulted by lobbyists, who seek to change government policies in their favor.

He is estimated to be worth $ 500 million, making him one of the richest Kenyans. Raila Odinga has interests in oil and gas, manufacturing, logistics and real estate. We do not forget; he is still relevant in politics.

  1. Moses Wetangula

Moses Masika Wetangula is a Kenyan politician. Wetangula represented the Sirisia constituency in the National Assembly from February 2003 to January 2013. He was subsequently elected to the Kenyan Senate in 2013, to represent Bungoma County, and became a minority leader in the Kenyan Senate.

Before securing an elected office, he served in the Kenyan government as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2008 to 2010, and again from 2011 to 2012, then was appointed Minister of Commerce from 2012 to 2013. He is said to be worth at least $ 300 million dollars.

  1. Amos Wako

Amos Wako, who served as the government’s attorney general during Arap Moi’s tenure, is Kenya’s third richest senator. In addition, he was the first Senator of Busia County in the Western Province of Kenya from 2013 to 2017. He is said to be worth around $ 300 million.

  1. Kiratu Murungi

Kiraitu Murungi is a wealthy Kenyan politician. He is the governor of Meru County in central Kenya. He is also a longtime former Member of Parliament who represented South Imenti constituency (1992-2013). Additionally, he is a former cabinet minister and former Meru County Senator. He is said to be one of the richest politicians in the country with an estimated net worth of $ 200 million.

  1. Mwai Kibaki

Mwai Kibaki, CGH is a Kenyan politician who reached the height of his political career when he became the third president of Kenya, in office from December 2002 to April 2013.

Previously, he was Kenya’s fourth vice president for ten years from 1978 to 1988 under President Daniel Arap Moi. He also proved to be a capable minister when he held ministerial posts during the Jomo Kenyatta and Moi governments. He is estimated to be worth around $ 100-200 million

  1. Gideon Moi

Gideon Moi isn’t just Kenya’s richest senator; he is a member of The Moi family who is descended from former Kenyan president Arap Moi. This is another political dynasty with wealth over $ 3 billion. This family has several companies and the wealth is obviously not controlled by one person.

Gideon Moi owns ranches, the media group called Standard Media Group, real estate, agriculture, transportation, and even aviation.

His net worth is estimated at Ksh 40 billion. USD 374,095,120.00

  1. Johnstone Muthama

Senator Johnson Nduya Muthama was elected to the Senate in 2013 to represent Machakos County.

Before that he was in the National Assembly of Kenya from 2008 to 2012 representing the Kangundo constituency. He is a wealthy gemstone magnate and founder of the Kenya Gemstone Dealers Association.

Senator Johnson Nduya Muthama He is the executive chairman of Muthama Gemstones (Kenya) Ltd. According to an international investigative journalism body he was named in connection with 8 HSBC bank accounts that were opened with the names of his relatives.

  1. Gideon Mbuvi

Mbuvi Gideon Kioko Wam Mike Sonko, who also has several confusing names like Mike Sonko or simply Sonko (which is the Sheng word for “rich person” or “boss”), is a wealthy Kenyan politician. He has served as the second governor of Nairobi since devolution. Sonko’s net worth is estimated to be between $ 120 million and $ 200 million.