Politics is a dirty game and in Kenya it has always been deemed as a source of acquiring wealth, the higher population you control the wealthier you become.
It is however marked by deep rooted corruption, unfairness and several social ills. There are however several politicians whose wealth is accredited to their individual hard work and toil. He are the top 10 richest politicians in Kenya and how they acquired their wealth;
1. Ali Hassan Joho
He is a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Human Resource Management holder and several diplomas in business, logistics and Information Communication and Technology. Joho has spent resources investing in real estate and businesses along the coast in logistical systems and practices.
2. Kalonzo Musyoka
The Wiper Democratic Movement Leader and the 9th Vice President of the republic of Kenya makes the list being one of the wealthiest politicians in the country.
He is a lawyer by profession and has established a private law firm, The Musyoka Wambua Advocates.
He has been seen contributing in the fight against the Coronavirus Pandemic speaking out for the equitable distribution of services to all citizens.He is said to be worth 5 million dollars.
3. Mike Sonko
He has been in politics for a long time having served before as Makadara Member of Parliament. He is often seen flaunting his wealth in carrying out projects in the city saying that he spends his own money on, cladding in jewelry and seen in flashy cars.
He talks of a humble beginning and struggling to make a life for himself that he would be proud of.
He has also spoken publicly about his wealth following people’s concerns that he is involved in dirty business such as drug dealership which he denies. He says to own several properties across the country owning 1000 title deeds and 150 logbooks to cars he owns.
4. Anne Waiguru
She has been claimed to have misappropriated up to Ksh 791 million in the National Youth Service (NYS) scandal which was under her ministry then – Ministry of Devolution.
In a public interview, she denied the allegations stating that she was the one who actually spoke up about it when it blew up in the face of Kenyans.
5. Charles Njonjo
The 100-year-old ‘Duke of Kabeteshire’ makes the list being a giant in Kenyan politics and in the country’s history.
He is a well-educated man who has traveled the world in seeking an education. He served as Attorney General in the country years back and has over the years amassed himself a considerable amount of wealth.
He is the owner of Sankara hotels, owns shares in the now ABSA Bank (former Barclays) and has CMC holdings.
6. Raila Odinga
He has been seen as a bold figure having been sworn in as the ‘people’s president’ while the elected president was in office.
He has served as minister in several ministries including Energy, Roads and Public Works and Housing.
7. William Samoei Ruto
The country’s Deputy President ranks fourth being one of the richest politicians in the country.
He is popularly tagged as ‘Hustler’ following his background story as to how he climbed the ranks to his current position.
Dr. Ruto attributes his wealth to several ventures including owning the Weston Hotel valued at Ksh 2.5 billion, Sentrim 680 Hotel ownership, Oseng Property Limited and several residential properties in Nairobi.
The 53 year old is valued at an average $400 million.
8. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta
9. Nicholas Biwott
The late Nicholas Biwott falls in the list being valued at an average $1 billion. Known as the Total Man, he took part in several ventures and was a very versatile individual.
10. Daniel Moi and The Moi Family
The late Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi leads the list of richest Kenyan politicians and he is one of the richest individuals in the African continent.
He served in the Kenyan government as president and was one of the founding fathers of the nation.