Female politicians in Kenya are a rich lot, especially veteran ones. We have more than 100 politicians who made their fortune through politics, sadly or fortunately they are not married.
Some of the female politicians have business empires while others inherited their wealth from their husbands.
If you are interested to know the list, here are the names:
Anne Waiguru is the formed Devolution Cabinet Secretary and is currently contesting for gubernatorial seat for Kirinyaga County.
Waiguru began her career in the public service by providing Technical Assistance to the Public Service Reform Secretariat in what was then the Cabinet Office. She then served as the Head of Governance and the Economic Stimulus Programme at the National Treasury, alternate to the Permanent Secretary/National Treasury in the Public Procurement Oversight Authority and Advisory Board and the Women Enterprise Fund Board. She was successfully nominated in 2011 as one of the Top 40 under 40 women in the country, the only nominee at the time from the Public Service.
Waiguru was the Director, Integrated Financial Management and Information System (IFMIS), and Head of Governance at the National Treasury. She served briefly as a Senior Public Sector Manager/Assistant Vice President, at Citi-group. Previously, she served as a Technical Advisor in the Cabinet Office, Ofﬁce of the President on secondment from the World Bank. Waiguru has served as the Alternate to the Permanent Secretary National Treasury in the Public Procurement Oversight Authority Advisory Board, and, the Women Enterprise Fund Board.In 2013, she was nominated the Devolution Cabinet Secretary.
Throughout her career, Anne has accumulated enough wealth to feed generations to come.Despite being rich,she is single.Anne divorced her husband Tony Waiguru Njuguna about a decade ago, and she is now living as a single parent.
Margaret Wanjiru drives a sleek Mercedes Benz, she is the founder of Jesus Is Alive Ministries church, a popular church in Nairobi.
Margaret Wanjiru acquired most of her wealth through the church and later through politics, when she was Housing Assistant Minister.
The former Embakasi Member of Parliament divorced her late husband, Kamangu and resolved to remain single until now. She almost married a South African man but the wedding didn’t materialize.
Charity Ngilu is a veteran politician, who has served as a Minister, Cabinet Secretary and a Member of Parliament. Her husband, Michael Mwendwa Ngilu, died on 1 July 2006 in South Africa but he left a business empire.
Charity Ngilu is among the top 20 richest women in Kenya and a top politician from Eastern Kenya.
Martha Karua is not married, she has been single for over a decade. Despite this, she is rich.
The former Gichugu Member of Parliament is trying her luck in Kirinyaga Gubernatorial seat against her rival Anne Waiguru.
Wavinya Ndeti lost her husband, Dolamu Henry Oduwole,in 2016.The incoming Machakos Governor has been in politics for decades and has made good cash.