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Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta is a Kenyan politician, businessman, and the fourth and current President of the Republic of Kenya.
As of 2020, Uhuru Kenyatta net worth is $650 million
He is one of the richest presidents in Africa
Uhuru Kenyatta Profile
Uhuru is the son of Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya’s founding father and the first president of the republic of Kenya.
His family hails from the Kikuyu, a Bantu ethnic group. His given name “Uhuru” is from the Swahili term for “freedom”, and was given to him in anticipation of Kenya’s upcoming independence.
Uhuru attended St Mary’s School in Nairobi. Between 1979 and 1980, he also briefly worked as a teller at the Kenya Commercial Bank.
After St. Mary’s school, Uhuru went on to study economics, political science and government at Amherst College in the United States.
Upon his graduation, Uhuru returned to Kenya, and started a company Wilham Kenya Limited, through which he sourced and exported agricultural produce.
Uhuru Kenyatta first contested the Gatundu South Constituency parliamentary seat in 1997 but lost the election.
He was nominated to parliament in 2001, and subsequently appointed to the cabinet as Minister for Local Government.
Uhuru nominated as KANU’s preferred presidential candidate for the 2002 General elections. He lost the elections to Mwai Kibaki .
Uhuru Kenyatta was made Deputy Prime Minister and Minister For Finance in his share of Cabinet slots in a power sharing agreement after the 2007/8 political unrest.
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In 2013, Uhuru Kenyatta was elected as the 4th and current president of Kenya under The National Alliance (TNA), which was part of the Jubilee Alliance with his running mate William Ruto’s United Republican Party (URP).
Uhuru Kenyatta Net Worth
Uhuru is worth a fortune of $650 million. He is renowned as one of the most affluent persons in Kenya.
Acording to reports, Uhuru owns the following companies;
Tourism- the multibillion world-class hotel chain is known as Heritage Hotels
Timber & manufacturing- Timsales Holdings, A timber processing and constructing firm.
Enke limited – holding company with interests in an assortment of sectors that include Prime and Real Estate
Banking: CBA A regional bank with an Asset base of 75.4 billion
Insurance : Chartis formerly AIG with a market share of 5%
Media : Mediamax Group, owns K24 TV, the people Newspaper, Kameme Fm, Meru Fm and Milele Fm
Dairy: Brookside and Spin Knit
Farming: Large-scale coffee, tea and Sisal farming concerns, own farms in Central, Rift Valley and coast regions
Education: Peponi schools, an international chain of schools that charge an AVERAGE OF 620,000/= per term per child for Borders