Kenyan politicians are among the best-paid in the sub-region, and their side enterprises have made some of them so wealthy that they can compete with serial business people and successful entrepreneurs.
Following is a list of Kenya’s wealthiest governors:
Mike Mbuvi Sonko
He is the country’s wealthiest governor today, and his position as the county governor of Nairobi places him in close proximity to international companies’ activities in the city. Before entering politics, he was a wealthy guy.
Mike Mbuvi Sonko’s net worth is estimated to be Kshs 11,000,000,000.
Ali Hassan Joho
He is the governor of Mombasa, and he is well-known for blending his government responsibilities with his private business interests. His hobbies include travel and excursions, as well as logistics.
Kshs 8,300,000,000 is Governor Ali Hassan Joho’s net worth.
Kivuthi Kibwana serves as the governor of Makueni County. He is a businessman who owns firms worth millions of Kenyan shillings. His net worth is believed to be Kshs 5,900,000,000.
The Governor of Kakamega, Wycliffe Oparanya, is the fourth richest governor in Kenya. In 2002, he formally became a politician. His commercial skills and knowledge of local and international finance have helped him amass a sizable fortune. Wycliffe Oparanya’s net worth is estimated to be Kshs 4,000,000,000.
Sospeter Ojamong, the governor of Busia County, is the fifth richest person on the list. He has extensive experience of working with Raila Amollo Odinga.
In addition to being a politician, he has a lot of real estate assets. Sospeter Ojamong’s net worth is estimated to be Kshs 3,800,000,000.