Top 5 Richest Kalenjins in Kenya & Their Unheard Stories

Top 5 Richest Kalenjins in Kenya & Their Unheard Stories

 

Detailed information on the Richest Kalenjins in Kenya:

Kalenjin people are among the most famous tribes in Kenya and this can be linked to their huge population in the country.

Also they have different clans which include the Nandi Terik, Tugen, Keiyo, Marakwet, Pokot, Sabaot, and Kipsigis.

They are mostly semipastoralists and It is believed that they have practiced cattle herding over many years.

Many Kalenjin groups place a cultural emphasis on pastoralism and show an emotional dedication to it, despite the fact that herding is actually less economically significant than cultivation among these groups.

The quantity of cattle has fluctuated, but only the pastoral Pokot have cow/people ratios of at least 5:1 been documented. 

Now, some Kalenjin have been very successful from different businesses in their lives hence becoming one of the richests in Kenya.

In this article, we will look at the 5 top richest Kalenjins in Kenya.

List of 5 top Richest Kalenjins in Kenya

Daniel Arap Moi’s family 

The late mzee Moi is with no doubt one of the top richest Kalenjins in Kenya given the fact that he ruled the country for 24 years. 

Gideon Moi who are among the richest Kalenjins in Kenya
Gideon Moi who are among the richest Kalenjins in Kenya

The former first family of kenya is thought to have an estimated net worth of more than US$ 3 billion (KSh 335 billion). His youngest son, ex Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, received the reins as the family head after his passing in February 2020. Business Daily stated that in his testament, Moi divided his riches among his children.

  •     Moi family businesses 

Aside from Kiptagich Tea Estate, the family also owns the Sasine Group of Farms, Fresh Produce Ltd., Chemusian Company, Sian Roses, one of the top exporters of fresh roses, and Sian Roses. In Malawi, the family also fully owns a tobacco farm. Family Moi owns stock in Cable Wireless and Chesco Limited.

Nicolas Biwott’s family 

Former minister Nicolas Biwott may be characterized as a man with great financial acumen. In his lifetime, he amassed considerable authority and built a thriving commercial empire that spanned nearly every sphere of the Kenyan economy.

Nicolas Biwott and Daniel Moi who is among the richest Kalenjins in Kenya
Nicolas Biwott and Daniel Moi who is among the richest Kalenjins in Kenya

Information at hand reveals that he holds financial stakes in more than 40 business companies across the world. 

Even his closest acquaintances were in the dark about Biwott’s business operations because of his mysterious and secretive lifestyle. Mr. Biwott is regarded as a billionaire with significant holdings in industries such as banking, insurance, manufacturing, aviation, and agricultural. This makes the ex minister one of the richest Kalenjins in Kenya. 

William Ruto 

Although the 5th President of Kenya’s actual net worth is currently unclear, the list provided to the National Administration and Security Committee shows that the self-described “Hustler” is comfortably among the richest billionaires in the world.

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William Ruto Facebook

Here are among the properties that the President reportedly owns. 

President William Ruto who is among the richest Kalenjins in Kenya
President William Ruto who is among the richest Kalenjins in Kenya

1.Kitengela Gas

2.Weston Hotel, Nairobi

3.Kwae Island Development Ltd – Wilson Airport

4.Private residence Elgon View

5.Dolphine Hotel, Mombasa

6.Mata Farm, Taita Taveta – 2537 acres

7.Murumbi Farm – Transmara Narok

8.Private Residence in Kosachei Eldoret

9.ADC Laikipia Mutara Ranch – 15000 acres

10.Koitalel poultry farm Eldoret

Zedikiah Buzeki

Buzeki became a self made billionaire in 1999 thanks to the success of the company he founded. His self-drive has helped by giving the ventures a strong basis. The well-known businessman actually achieved the rarity of becoming a millionaire in his 30s.

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Zedekiah Buzeki Facebook: PHOTO COURTESY

Mr. Buzeki is the founder and group chairman of the Buzeki Group of enterprises, which primarily engages in the dairy and logistics industries.

He is said to be worth at least $30 million and his investment in the milk dairy industry, transportation, and other commercial ventures has highly contributed to his riches.

According to Forbes, he is Kenya’s tenth-richest citizAt the age of 30, he was already a billionaire. His primary source of wealth comes from the Buzeki group, where he serves as CEO.

David Langat 

David Langat is a private businessman who competes in the league of billionaires in Kenya and across Africa. Langat who is among the richest Kalenjins in Kenya, is the chairman and founder of the DL Group of Companies. He is also known for sponsoring president William Ruto in his campaign while bidding for the top seat hence making him one of the richest Kalenjins in Kenya. 

Langat who is among the richest Kalenjins in Kenya
Langat who is among the richest Kalenjins in Kenya

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