Politicians in Kenya are known to be one of the best-paid people in the sub-region and their side businesses have made some of them so rich that they easily contend with serial businessmen and successful entrepreneurs in the country.
Find below who the richest governors in Kenya are:
1. Mike Mbuvi Sonko
He is the richest governor today in the country and representing Nairobi county puts him close to dealings by multinational companies in the capital. He was a rich man before entering into active politics. Mike Mbuvi Sonko has a net worth of Kshs 11,000,000,000.
2. Ali Hassan Joho
He is the governor of Mombasa and is popular for combining his governorship duties with his private business ownerships. His interests cuts across, travel and tours, and logistic business. Governor Ali Hassan Joho has a net worth of Kshs 8,300,000,000.
3. Kivuthi Kibwana
Kivuthi Kibwana represents Makueni County as their governor. He is an entrepreneur who has businesses which are worth millions of Kenyan Shillings. His estimated net worth is Kshs 5,900,000,000.
4. Wycliffe Oparanya
Kakamega Governor, Wycliffe Oparanya is the fourth on the governors’ rich list. He became a politician officially in 2002. His business acumen and proficiency in local and international finance have earned him lots of money. Wycliffe Oparanya has a net worth of Kshs 4,000,000,000.
5. Sospeter Ojamong
Busia county governor, Sospeter Ojamong is the fifth on this rich list. He has vast experience in having worked with Raila Amollo Odinga. Aside from being a politician, he has heavy investments in real estates. Sospeter Ojamong has a net worth of Kshs 3,800,000,000.