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KENYAN BILLIONAIRE WHO NEVER CARRIED PHONE AND WHY

Nicholas Biwott was a Kenyan businessman, politician and philanthropist. Biwott served as a civil servant, Member of Parliament and government minister, during which time he held eight senior ministerial positions during the presidency of Daniel arap Moi.

Nicholas Biwott lived a life of such mystery and secrecy that his business dealings have remained a top secret even to his closest associates.

The 77-year-old, who breathed his last in 2017, carried with him to the grave secrets of a vast business empire that he built, but the public largely got barely a glimpse of his net worth.

But even with his vast billions, he never carried a phone for some unknown reason. Maybe its like like someone wanted him dead.

Biwott was known to trust no one, not even his own security detail, friends or colleagues.

Many described him as a man who was obsessed with security – he switched cars in a span of less than a kilometre when travelling from one destination to another during his private and official Government missions.

Biwott is now but one name on a long list of Kenyan politicians and civil servants associated with the Moi era to have travel restrictions imposed on them by the United States.

On the morning of 11 July 2017, Biwott was rushed to Nairobi Hospital. He died of complications arising from kidney failure 30 minutes later.

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