Besides men , there exists richest women in Kenya. These are the most powerful and influential women in Kenya.
1. Mama Ngina Kenyatta – Mama Ngina Kenyatta is the wife of Kenya’s first President Jomo Kenyatta. The 86 year old was left with a handful of assets and a huge family to feed, but her entrepreneurial skills helped her create an empire which will feed generations to come.
Currently, Mama Ngina controls wealth in excess of Ksh 120billion, according to Forbes. This wealth is distributed in hotel, banking, agriculture, real estate and manufacturing industries. Mama Ngina Kenyatta is arguably richest woman in Kenya.
2.Margaret Saitoti-Former Security Minister George Saitoti lived until 2012 when she was killed by a tragic plane crash in Ngong.
Until his death, saitoti was among the richest men in Kenya and by extension East and Central Africa.Saitoti’s death meant that all his assets were to be transferred to his wife, Margaret Saitoti and his adopted child Zachary Saitoti.
In 2012, the Mathematics Professor and the longest serving vice president in the history of Kenya, was estimated to be worth more than Ksh 20 billion. She is among richest women in Kenya currently.
3. Tabitha Karanja- Tabitha Karanja is the founder and CEO of Keroche Industries Ltd. The award winning entrepreneur took a whooping Sh 1 billion from their hardware in Naivasha and pumped it into wines and spirits business. She has m,anaged to accumulate a killing and she finds herself in the list of richest/wealthiest and most powerful women in Kenya.
4.Josephine Watiri Michuki- Josephine Watiri Michuki is the wife of former powerful minister,John Michuki.Josephine inherited wealth amounting to Ksh 50 billion and she is now wealth. She is no doubt one of the most influential woman in kenya.
5. Margaret Kamar-Professor Margaret Kamar is a well-known household name in Kenya, mainly because of her political career. She is married to Nicholas Biwott., another wealthy Kenyan politician.