Who are the richest women in Kenya? Well, that’s the question on the lips of those in need of inspiration for wealth creation. Some of these stories are motivational, by knowing how an individuals acquired wealth, you’re able to follow the same route or get inspired to work hard in whatever you do.
As much as Kenyan women cannot much their male counterparts in relation to wealth, you cannot rule out when determining the who is who in the fortune world. The most inspiring thing is that most of the women mentioned in this article either inherited their wealth from deceased husband or created fortune from scratch.
As of 2019, below were the richest women in Kenya:
- Mama Ngina Kenyatta
Mama Ngina Kenyatta was the first First Lady of the Republic of Kenya. When the founding president died, Kenyatta family wasn’t even near top 20 richest people in Kenya, but Mama Ngina inherited over 500,000 acres of land, she sold part of it to invest in hotel industry, agriculture, banking and milk processing industry.
Kenyatta family is ranked the richest family in Kenya with a net worth in excess of Ksh 120 billion.All the credit for this goes to Mama Ngina Kenyatta who has excellent managerial skills.
Kenyatta family owns Heritage Hotels, Brookside, Clayworks, CBA Bank among other assets. They also own over 500,000 acres of land.
- Margaret Saitoti
Margaret Saitoti is the second richest women with a net worth of Ksh 22 billion. Until his death, Saitoti’s wealth was estimated at Ksh 30 billion, he was poised to succeed Mwai Kibaki as the President of Kenya.
- Tabitha Karanja
Another notable figure in the wealthy community is Tabitha Karanja, founder of Keroche Industry. A decade ago, Tabitha acquired a loan of Ksh1 billion to start Keroche Industry in Naivasha.At the time,East African Breweries was dominating the Kenyan market. But few years down the line, Kenyans appreciated her products. The company posts profits in billions. Tabitha is worth over Ksh 10 billion.
- Asenath Wacera Maina
Asenath Wacera Maina owns 21% stake in Sportpesa.Since Sportpesa was incorporated in Kenya,Asenath has earned a cumulative sum of Ksh 10 billion, she is now worth over Ksh 15 billion.
- Charity Ngilu
Charity Ngilu is a veteran politician who accumulated her wealth since he joined politics early 90s.She has been a minister, opposition politician and currently the governor. Ngilu inherited her husband’s wealth which pushed her total assets to over Ksh5 billion.
- Njeri Rionge
Njeri Roinge is a successful figure in the business world.
Njeri owns more than 5 companies,which include:
- Wananchi Online
- Ignite consulting
- Wananchi Group Holdings
- Njeri Rionge Business Consulting Inc.
- Business Lounge
- Insite Limited
Her net worth is in excess of Ksh 3 billion
- Anne Waiguru
Anne Waiguru is the Governor of Muranga County. Before she became Governor, she worked as the Devolution CS where she oversaw the transformation of National Youth Service. She is estimated to be worth over Ksh4 billion.