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Top Ten Richest Individuals In Western Kenya And Their Investments

Western Kenya consists of Bungoma, Vihiga, Busia, and Kakamega counties. According to the 2019 census, the counties above had an accumulative population of nearly 5,021,843. Kakamega is the wealthiest county in the region, donating 2.4% to the country’s Gross Domestic Product, while Vihiga is the poorest donating 0.8%.
WoK has compiled a list-not any particular order of the top ten richest people in Western Kenya & their investments.

Ibrahim Ambwere

Ibrahim Ambwere is a mogul from Western Kenya who presented to bail out the government by paying teachers wages which had delayed to the tune of Ksh 48 million (equal to Ksh 4 billion today). He is a businessman with many rental houses and commercial buildings such as Ambwere Furaha, Ambwere Plaza, Ambwere Complex & Ambwere Towers. The 86 year-old, however does not disclose his wealth, although locals say he is worth billions.

Julius Mwale

Julius Mwale is one of Western Kenya’s most affluent individuals who have managed to keep a low silhouette in the country despite making big moves in the diaspora. He was born in mid-1976 in Kakamega county where he even schooled. The billionaire then entered the Kenya Airforce before migrating to the United States of America. He faced many challenges in the US, but he overcame those early setbacks.
Gathering up the pieces, he raised Ksh 2 million, which he used to set up his Biometric technology firm in New York, next to The Empire State Building. His firm had employed 60 people by mid-2003 and was serving big customers such as the Bank of New York & JP Morgan Chase. He is after the Mwale Medical and Technology City worth not less than Ksh 2 billion in Butere. He lives in New York, calling fellow billionaires such as George Soros, Donald Trump, & Bill Gates neighbors. He also possesses a ranch in the States where he breeds 19 horses each worth Ksh1.5 Million. Julius Mwale has met several influential people globally, such as former US President Donald Trump & musician Akon.

Evans Kidero

The ex Nairobi city Governor Evans Kidero is another affluent individual from Western Kenya who possesses several properties and assets worth roughly Ksh 9 billion. Some of his belongings include Yala towers worth Ksh 1.2 billion, Muthaiga Heights, excellent Rental units along Riara Road, Ndege Road possessions in Karen, two cottages in Gigiri, eleven high-end vehicles, Nyari Estate houses worthing mmore than Ksh 800 million, and a multi-million home in Rosslyn near Runda. Moreover, he owns Gem Suite flats that was under the EACC’s scrutiny after Kidero was connected to a multi-million scam that stole the Nairobi city administration. He also possesses large tracts of land in Kisumu County & in Homa Bay.

Francis Atwoli

The COTU Sec-Gen is a rich man who flaunts his wealth with abandon. He owns a cavalcade of luxury vehicles including a Mercedes Benz S300 Model & Mercedes Maybach 6 Cabriolet worth millions of shillings of money. He also trims in designer clothes, expensive clocks and accessories. His stately home in Kumpa, Kajiado has a 100-car capacity parking lot, a helipad, 300 person capacity cafe and several guest rooms. He earns not less than Ksh millions from COTU and rakes in subsidies from the several committees he serves on. Francis Atwoli disclosed in an discussion that he once gave Cyrus Jirongo a soft loan of Ksh 110 million, which he has never compensated.

Eugene Wamalwa

Eugene Wamalwa, a customized politician and entrepreneur, is also among the wealthiest people in Western Kenya. During his selection as Cabinet Secretary, he exposed his wealth to the board, saying that he was worth Ksh 400 million. Aden Duale questioned him why he wanted the position, yet he was worth that much to which he answered, saying he was not in it for the money but for benefit to Kenyans. Eugene Wamalwa owns several homes, tracts of land and a profitable law firm. He added that his law company had in fact symbolized Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni in 2001.

Phillip Arunga Kisa

Philip Arunga O. Kisa is the current Managing Director at Urgent Cargo Handling LTD, a company that was launched in mid-September 1985. The logistics firm has its head office in Nairobi with components in Mombasa, the JKIA, and satellite headquarters in Namanga, Nakuru, Eldoret, Kisumu, Malaba Busia, & Kenya/ Uganda border. The award-winning firm offers warehousing, brokerage, sea and air freight, transport, & freight terminal services.
He is also a pleasing polo player who appreciates his time with the sport. He imports the ponies liking that to raising them. Describing his entry into the sport, he says, “I was requested for a game of polo almost 12 years ago at Rolf’s Place in Kitengela by a friend, and I got curious.” The late Rolf trained him how to ride a horse which grew into playing polo after three months. Arungah possesses twelve ponies that he has used to teach his great teenage son Omwakwe how to play the sport.

He says that the sport offers his family time together on Saturdays and Sundays. Remarking on the opinion that the sport is costly, he says, “Costly is relative. I think it’s not as costly as people think. This is the issue that we have had in the country. People have believed of it as a white man’s sport. I don’t think so. I feel there are a lot of Kenyans that can afford to play the sport& perfect it.”

Musalia Mudavadi

Former vice president and ANC party boss Hon. Musalia Mudavadi is also one of Western Kenya’s most affluent individuals. He is understood by most Kenyans only politically, although he has more to his silhouette. He is an insurance company’s co-owner and also possesses a bank. Mudavadi has also funded in a Westland’s commercial office block and residential departments. While at the university, Mudavadi scanned Land Economics and would later discovered a Westlands-based property management company.

Moses Wetangula

Moses Wetangula’s wealth is assessed to be Ksh 2.4 billion. He is not only a politician but also a great entrepreneur. He is owns several properties in Syokimau & along Ngong Road. In addition, he has residual shares in the Wetangula, Adan, Makokha and Company Advocates.

Moody Awori

Moody Awori, nickname Uncle Moody, is one of Western region’s most affluent Kenyans. He is Kenya’s ninth vice-president & is a published author of a biography titled Pivoting on a Tiger. In 2018, the government-administered Ksh 149.2 million fot his office & staff after his inclusion in the list of retired State officers receiving splendid retirement benefits. He was given a saloon car & a four-wheel-drive vehicle each with a driver and set for substitute every four years. In 2013, the Salaries and Remuneration Commission put his gross pay, including bonuses at Sh1.93 million.

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