Who run the world? Remarkable Kenyan women unearthed as Multi-Millionaires

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Mama Ngina Kenyatta

Jane Wangui

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CEO Equity Bank, Dr James Mwangi and hi wife Jane Wangui at a function.

Not much is known about Jane but she is a spouse to Equity Bank CEO James Mwangi. They both hold the single largest family fortune at the bank. Wangui, together with Equity Bank founder Peter Munga, run an investment vehicle called Filimbi Limited which is among the top shareholders of Britam. She is valued at 3.7 billion worth. She owns shares worth the same amount in Equity Holdings Group and Britam Insurance firm

Lawyer Jane Wanjiru Michuki

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Lawyer Jane Michuki

According to Nairobi Stock Exchange, her business topped the list at 1.2 billion ranking her the richest woman in Kenya. Jane Michuki has massive shares in Equity Holdings Group and Britam Insurance firm.

Leah Wanjiku Muguku

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Waterfront at Karen run by Nelson Muguku’s  kin

Leah is a kin of the late Nelson Muguku, owns a Ksh3 billion Waterfront mall at Karen, Nairobi County. Nelson hatched his billions by supplying eggs to State House during President Jomo Kenyatta’s tenure. Mzee was known to consume not less than two dozen eggs weekly. She has stakes in Equity Bank Holdings worth 1.6 billion.

Catherine Nyongesa

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Dr Catherine Nyogesa

Catherine is a doctor in oncology, earns a monthly salary of Ksh.870,000. Her first salary was a mere 12,000 after school. She’s said to be the first female radiation oncologist in Kenya and currently holds the CEO position at Texas Cancer Centre in Nairobi.

She took a Ksh100 million loan to establish the hospital which seems to have paid off in folds as the facility is now valued at over Ksh1 billion. Texas Cancer Centre which was opened in 2010 in response to a gap in East Africa.

Zipporah Gathuya


According to KRA, the top paying medical jobs include Cardiologists, orthopaedic surgeons, paediatricians and plastic surgeons.

Dr. Gathuya is an anaesthetist with a top figure salary. She was listed by KRA as a billion shillings tax payer.

Ngina Kenyatta

Wife to President Uhuru Kenyatta is also a billionaire to boot. She was once ranked at position 20 across Africa among the richest women in the continent.

Former First Lady Ngina Kenyatta wealth came from inheriting the wealth of late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta left behind.

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