Full list: Ruto’s Cabinet nominees’ total net worth
Kenyans have been left stunned in the past week by the mind-blowing figures of personal worth declared by cabinet nominees before the National Assembly's Appointment Committee.
The total net worth of the would-be 24-member cabinet stands at Ksh15.25billion.
During their vetting, a process presided over by National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula, the cabinet nominees were compelled to declare their net worth and how they accrued their wealth.
A majority of the nominees revealed that they accrued their wealth from the shares they hold in various listed companies, the value of their property and income from farming.
Former Amani National Congress Party leader Musalia Mudavadi, nominated for the Prime Cabinet Secretary position, stands out as the wealthiest nominee with a net worth of Ksh4Billion.
Mudavadi is followed by CS Agriculture nominee Mithika Linturi whose net worth stands at Ksh1.2Billion.
CS Lands nominee Zachariah Njeru and CS Public Service nominee Aisha Jumwa, who have a net worth of Ksh80million and Ksh100million respectively, are the least wealthy in the pack.
Networth of cabinet nominees
- Musalia Mudavadi (Ksh4B)
Musalia Mudvadi, the nominee for the Prime Cabinet Secretary position, said his net worth stands at Ksh4 billion.
Mudavadi was the first to appear before the panel chaired by National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula.
“If I take my investments in shares in some companies and also the properties that I own, I’d put my net worth at about 4 billion shillings. Rental income dividends where I have shareholdings and also interest and of course other expenses that come from the farm,” he said.
- Justin Muturi (Ksh700M)
Justin Muturi, the nominee for the position of Attorney-General, revealed that he is worth Sh700 million.
"I have been a very modest public servant and my net worth is currently estimated at just about Ksh.700 million. Currently from my activities as a farmer and through consultancies that I do from time to time. I get occasional rewards. Otherwise, I am now a pensioner," Muturi said.
- Mercy Wanjau (Ksh475M)
Nominee, Secretary to the Cabinet Mercy Wanjau revealed that she is worth Ksh475million.
She noted that she acquired her wealth from rental income, stocks and agriculture.
"My financial net worth is 475million; comprised of land and buildings at about 380.4million, shares, stocks and deposits at about 89million, agriculture in the form of large commercial farming of trees at about 6million and 4 motor vehicles about 3-4million" she stated.
- Aden Duale (Ksh851M)
Garissa Township MP Aden Duale, who has been nominated for the position of Defence Cabinet Secretary, said he is worth Sh851 million.
“This is including the assets that I own which include the sheep, and camels. I had to go and value my 231 camels somewhere in Kitui County which brings the total of Sh851 million,” he stated.
- Mithika Linturi (Ksh1.2B)
Agriculture Cabinet Secretary nominee Mithika Linturi revealed that he has a net worth of Ksh1.2 billion.
“My financial net worth is Sh1.2 billion, which I acquired through rental property, dairy farming, sukuma wiki farming and shares in SACCOs, including the Parliamentarians SACCO,” Linturi told the committee led by Speaker Moses Wetangula.
- Alfred Mutua (Ksh420M)
Cabinet Secretary nominee for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr Alfred Mutua revealed that he is worth Ksh420million.
"My net worth is approximately Ksh420 million. I have businesses including hotels, apartments, and a few businesses here and there," Mutua disclosed.
- Kipchumba Murkomen (Ksh550M)
Transport Cabinet Secretary (CS) nominee Kipchumba Murkomen revealed that his net worth is Ksh550 million.
“My income comes from legal practice and salary as the Senator of Elgeyo Marakwet County. My homes in Nairobi and Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County, and parcels of land in Trans Nzoia, Narok, and Kajiado counties have also contributed to my net worth. I also have vehicles and a wheelbarrow. I also earn from farming. Cumulatively, my net worth is about Sh550 million,” he said.
- Simon Chelugui (Ksh993M)
- Prof. Njuguna Ndungu (Ksh950M)
- Moses Kuria (Ksh750M)
- Eliud Owalo (Ksh650M)
- Ezekiel Machogu (Ksh590M)
- Prof. Kithure Kindiki (Ksh544M)
- Davis Chirchir (Ksh 482M)
- Ababu Namwamba (Ksh425M)
- Rebecca Miano (Ksh397M)
- Peninah Malonza (Ksh300M)
- Alice Wahome (Ksh218M)
- Florence Bore (Ksh200M)
- Soipan Tuya (Ksh156M)
- Salim Mvurya (Ksh120M)
- Aisha Jumwa (Ksh100M)
- Susan Nakhumicha (Ksh101M)
- Zachariah Njeru (Ksh80M)