The Richest Politicians In Kenya: In recent research, it was found that 66% of Kenyans were living below the poverty line. Despite its high position in the African GDP index, this shows that Kenya is a poor nation. We’ve compiled a list of the ten wealthiest Kenyan politicians for the year 2022.

Many politicians who have become wealthy in their careers overcame numerous obstacles on their path to success, which was largely paved by their positions in government. Others, on the other hand, had it all laid out in front of them. Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta and Gideon Moi are both the sons of prior Kenyan leaders, therefore this would include them.

Richest Politicians In Kenya

1. Uhuru Kenyatta

Net Worth: $1 Billion
Born26 October 1961 (age 60 years), Nairobi, Kenya
NationalityKenyan
Height1.85 m
SpouseMargaret Wanjiru Gakuo
ChildrenJaba Kenyatta, Jomo Kenyatta, Ngina Kenyatta
SiblingsMuhoho Kenyatta, Peter Magana Kenyatta, MORE
EducationAmherst College (1981–1985), St. Mary’s School-Nairobi (1979)
Kenya’s current President, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, is a Kenyan politician who has been in office since 2013. Gatundu South was his constituency from 2002 until 2013. From 2007 until 2013, he was also Deputy Prime Minister.

2. Raila Odinga

Net Worth: $800 Million
Born7 January 1945 (age 77 years), Maseno, Kenya
SpouseIda Odinga (m. 1973)
PartyOrange Democratic Movement
ChildrenFidel Odinga, Winnie Odinga, Raila Odinga Jr., Rosemary Odinga
EducationTechnical University of Magdeburg (1965–1970), Maranda High School (1962), Leipzig University
Previous officesPrime Minister of Kenya (2008–2013)
From 2008 to 2013, Raila Amolo Odinga, a Kenyan politician, was Kenya’s Prime Minister. Since the New Kenyan Constitution does not specify a post for the Leader of the Opposition, he has been considered to have that title since 2013. From 1992 until 2007, he served as a Member of Parliament representing Langata.
Because he is the son of Kenya’s First Vice President, Raila Odinga’s name is well-known in the country. While in prison for seven months with his father, Raila began his political career in an unpleasant way; he was accused of being part of a failed coup plot against the then Kenyan president, Daniel Arap Moi. He was eventually convicted of treason and sentenced to six years in prison, after which he died.

3. Gideon Moi

Net Worth: $600 Million
Born22 October 1963 (age 58 years), Kenya
SpouseZahra Moi
PartyKenya African National Union
OfficeMember of the Kenyan Senate since 2013
ChildrenLulu Moi, Kigen Moi, Kimoi Moi
EducationUniversity of Salford (1979–1984), Strathmore University (1977–1980), St. Mary’s School-Nairobi
SiblingsRaymond Moi, Philip Moi, John Mark Moi, Jonathan Toroitich, Jennifer Jemutai Kositany, June Moi, Doris Moi
Kenyan politician Gideon Kipsiele Towett Moi serves in the Kenyan Senate as a member of the Baringo County delegation since 2013. He defeated his opponent Jackson Kosgei in a landslide, winning with more than 80% of the vote.

4. William Samoei Ruto

Net Worth: $500 Million
Born21 December 1966 (age 55 years), Kamagut, Kenya
SpouseRachel Ruto (m. 1991)
PartyUnited Democratic Alliance
ChildrenNick Ruto, Abby Cherop Ruto
EducationUniversity of Nairobi (2012–2018), University of Nairobi (1987–1990), Kapsabet High School
SiblingsPaulo Martim Ruto
ParentsMzee Daniel Cheruiyot, Mama Sarah Cheruiyot
Kenyan politician William Samoei Arap Ruto, also known as William Ruto, was born in the country’s capital, Nairobi. The role of Kenya’s Vice President, which has been in place since 2013, is now his current position.
Additionally, this renowned Kenyan politician has held the position of Assistant Minister of Home Affairs, which is an important post in the country. Even though he was appointed to the post in August 2002, his tenure in the role was only a few months long, since he left the organization in December of the same year. Later, in 2005, he was appointed Secretary-General of the Kenya National Union (KANU), and in 2006, he announced his intentions to run for president. This new development did not garner support from his party members, and he attempted to abandon the ship in pursuit of his ambition, but he was met with another setback when his Orange Democratic Movement candidacy failed to receive a nomination.

5. Mike Sonko

Net Worth: $400 Million
Born27 February 1975 (age 46 years), Mombasa, Kenya
SpousePrimrose Mbuvi
EducationKenya Methodist University Nairobi Campus (2013–2015)
PartyThe National Alliance
ChildrenSaumu Sonko, Salma Mbuvi, Sandra Sonko
Previous officesSenator of Nairobi City County (2013–2017), Member of Parliament of Kenya (2010–2013)
ParentsSaumu Mukami Mbuvi, Gideon Kioko Kivanguli
Mbuvi Gideon Kioko is a member of the Mbuvi Gideon Kioko tribe. Mike Sonko, sometimes known as Sonkoree, Mike Sonko, or just Sonko, is a Kenyan politician who was born in the country of Kenya. He was the second Governor of Nairobi, having taken over from his predecessor.

6. Johnstone Muthama

Net Worth: $200 Million
Born20 October 1954 (age 67 years), Kenya Colony
SpouseAgnes Kavindu (m. 1975–1983)
EducationGemological Institute of America
PartyUnited Democratic Alliance
ChildrenMoses Muthama, Alice Muthama, Ruth Muthama, MORE
Previous officesMember of the Kenyan Senate (2013–2017), Member of Parliament of Kenya (2008–2013)
Johnson Nduya Muthama is a Kenyan businessman and politician who is well-known in the country. He is presently the head of the newly formed United Democratic Alliance (UDA), which is linked with Kenya’s deputy president, William Ruto.
In 2013, he was elected to the Senate to represent Machakos County, and he has served in the chamber since then. Prior to that, he served in the National Assembly of Kenya from 2008 to 2012, representing the Kangundo Constituency of the country. In addition to being the founder of the Kenya Gemstone Dealers Association, he is a wealthy gemstone mogul. Senator Johnson Nduya Muthama is a member of the Democratic Party. Muthama Gemstones (Kenya) Ltd., of which he is the executive chairman, is his company. According to one international investigative journalism organization, he was implicated in the opening of eight HSBC bank accounts in the names of his family, according to the organization.

7. Moses Wetangula 

Net Worth: $180 Million
Born13 September 1956 (age 65 years), Western Province, Kenya
EducationUniversity of Nairobi
PartyForum for the Restoration of Democracy – Kenya
SpouseAnn Wacheke Ngugi Wetangula, Phyllis Wetangula
ChildrenSheila Wetangula, Tamara Wetangula
Previous officesCabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Kenya (2011–2012), MORE
SiblingsTim Wanyonyi, Emmeryncian Naswa

Moses Masika Wetangula is a Kenyan politician who was born in the country. He served in the Kenyan government as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2008 to 2010 and again from 2011 to 2012, and as Minister for Trade from 2012 to 2013. He was formerly Minister for Foreign Affairs in the United Kingdom. From February 2003 to January 2013, Wetangula served as the representative for the Sirisia Constituency in the National Assembly.
On the 10th of January, 2008, he was appointed to the position of Minister of Foreign Affairs, following the conclusion of his service as the Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs. He was given an additional year in office after his term expired on March 28, 2010, and his new term ran from August 24, 2011, to March 26, 2012, when his previous term expired.

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In 2012, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki reshuffled his government, and Wetangula was appointed Minister of Trade. He served in this position from the 27th of March 2012 until the 10th of April 2013, and shortly after he departed, he was appointed to the position of Senator for Bungoma County, which he has held since. Particularly noteworthy is that, following winning the Senate election in 2013, he was appointed to serve as Minority Leader of the Coalition for Reforms.

8. Amos Wako 

Net Worth: $180 Million
Born31 July 1946 (age 75 years), Kenya Colony
SpousePhilomena Mbete Mwilu
OfficeMember of the Kenyan Senate since 2013
PartyOrange Democratic Movement
SiblingsElizabeth Okeniyi, Florence Bah, Charles Wako, Lester Wako, Adam Wako, Nora Mutua, Lavera Levi
ChildrenJulius Wako
Education: The University of London, University Of Dar Es Salaam
Amos Wako is a former Kenyan Attorney General who served as the country’s first senator for Busia county in the country’s Western division from 2013 to 2017. Wako was elected to the Senate after beating former Finance Minister Chris Okemo in a runoff election. He was elected to the Senate position as a member of the Orange Democratic Movement, which is led by Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

9. Kiratu Murungi

Net Worth: $150 Million
Born1 January 1952 (age 70 years), Kenya Colony
SpousePriscilla Murungi
PartyJubilee Party
ChildrenMakena Murungi, Mwenda Murungi, Nkatha Murungi, Anita Murungi
EducationHarvard Law School, Kenya School Of Law, University of Nairobi
SiblingsBetty Kaari Murungi
BooksThe song of my beloved, In the mud of politics
Kiraitu Murungi is a well-to-do Kenyan politician who possesses considerable fortune. He serves as the Governor of Meru County in Kenya’s central region. A former Member of Parliament who represented the South Imenti seat, he has also served the country for a long time (1992-2013). Furthermore, he has served as a Cabinet Minister and as a Senator representing the county of Meru in the past. In addition to being one of the wealthiest lawmakers in the country, his net worth has been reported to be in the neighborhood of $150 million dollars.

10. Mwai Kibaki

Net Worth: $100 Million
Born15 November 1931 (age 90 years), Gatuyaini, Kenya
SpouseLucy Kibaki (m. 1961–2016)
Presidential term30 December 2002 – 9 April 2013
ChildrenJimmy Kibaki, Wangui Mwai, Tony Kibaki, Judy Kibaki, David Kibaki
EducationNyeri high school (1939–1946), Mangu high school, MORE
Previous officesPresident of Kenya (2002–2013),
SiblingsBernard Nderitu, Samuel Githinji Kibaki, Esther Waitherero, Philip Muriithi Kibaki
Mwai Kibaki, born Emilio Stanley Mwai Kibaki, is a Kenyan politician who served as the country’s third President from December 2002 to April 2013. He is most known for his work in the opposition. He had previously served as Kenya’s fourth Vice President, from 1978 to 1988, under President Daniel arap Moi, a position he had held for ten years.
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