In this article, we will look at the richest women in Kenya as at today. We will look in all sectors of the economy, from business ladies to politicians to lawyers and then politicians wives.
Women are phenomenal; when they rise, they rise societies and grow economies. In Kenya, just like the men have been doing well and growing millions, women are also following up closely. Women stock market billionaires added nearly Sh2 billion to their paper wealth in the first half of 2018.
Richest Women in Kenya
Here are the top 10 richest women in Kenya in 2019.
- Jane Wanjiru Michuki
- Tabitha Karanja
- Ngina Kenyatta
- Margaret Saitoti
- Leah Wanjiku Muguku
- The Late Josephine Watiri Michuki
- Njeri Rionge
- Margaret Bryson
- Ann Waiguru
- Charity Ngilu
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1.Jane Wanjiru Michuki
Jane Wanjiru is the managing partner at Kimani&Michuki advocates. She is an ardent investor, businesswoman and a lawyer. As at today, she is the most significant female investor at the Nairobi stock exchange market with over 1.2 billion.
It’s worth noting that Jane Wanjiru Michuki practices law in the following areas:
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Constitutional & Administrative Law
Some of the companies that she has shares in include British American investment company as well as Equity group Kenya. Her total net worth is estimated to be at USD 60 million.
2. Tabitha Karanja
Tabitha Karanja is the founder and CEO of Keroche breweries Limited Kenya. She is an award-winning entrepreneur. The business today has an annual turnover of billions.
In the year 2014, she was crowned as the Business Woman of the Year at the CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Award.
Tabitha Karanja cannot miss out on the list of the richest women in Kenya.
3. Ngina Kenyatta
Ngina Kenyatta is the first first lady to the Republic of Kenya. In Kenya, she is popularly known as Mama Ngina. Mama Ngina Kenyatta owns vast prime real estate land all over Kenya which was left behind by his late husband.
In addition to this, part of her wealth also comes from imports and exports. Other investments include:
- Brookside diaries
- Heritage hotels
- Commercial bank of Africa
4. Margaret Saitoti
Margaret Saitoti is the widow to the Late Security minister George Saitoti. She, Margaret Saitoti, received all his husband’s assets upon death. As at his end, George Saitoti was worth around 20 billion.
5. Leah Wanjiku Muguku
Leah Wanjiku is a kin of the late business magnate Nelson Muguku. She ranked second on the list of highly trading women stocks on the Nairobi Stock exchange market. She was trading at Sh306.9 million on the said period.
6. The Late Josephine Watiri Michuki
The late Josephine Watiri was the widow to the late Environment Minister, Michuki. She was a humble lady. Upon her husband’s death, it was rumoured that she was left for a lot of death. Late Mrs Michuki was known for her big smile and is easy to interact with. During the years of her husband’s participation in politics, she was always the one behind him gunning a lot of votes.
7. Njeri Rionge
Njeri Rionge is one of the leading pioneer investors in the ICT industry in Africa. She is an entrepreneur who has founded various organisations such as:
- Wananchi Online
- Ignite consulting
- Wananchi Group Holdings
- Njeri Rionge Business Consulting Inc.
- Business Lounge
- Insite Limited
Wananchi Group Holdings raised US$57.5 million last year in growth capital from a group of international investors. In addition to her other investments, Njoki is worth billions of shillings.
8. Margaret Bryson
Margaret Bryson is the wife to the late Charles Njonjo popularly known as “The Duke of Kabeteshire”. Ms Margaret has extensive land holding all over the country. In addition to this, it is also rumoured that she holds high investments in Large banks and insurance companies operating in Kenya. Moreover, Margaret married Charles when he was 52 years of age. Mr Charles Njonjo was the first post-independence attorney general from 1963-1974.
9. Ann Waiguru
Ann Waiguru is the current Kirinyaga governor. Ms Ann declared that she owns property worth Sh.160M. Her properties are sprawled all over the city ranging from Kitsuru, Lukenya, and mlolongo. Ms Waiguru has been in public service for a long time now.
10. Charity Ngilu
Charity Ngilu is the second governor of Kitui county. She is a veteran politician who has served as a cabinet secretary, Minister, and member of parliament. As a result of this, she has amassed large amounts of salary while still at public service. Upon the death of his husband, Eng. Michael Mwendwa Ngilu, Ms Charity was left for a vast business empire to manage.
Conclusion on Richest Women in Kenya
Kenyan women are increasingly rising to the occasion of being wealth creators. As those listed above have clearly shown us, for wealth to be created, one needs a sober mind and a vision in mind. Hopefully, the future promises us more wealthy women than Men. You might also check out the list of richest men in Kenya.