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Mohammed Awal November 21, 2019
Last Edited by:Kent Mensah Updated: November 21, 2019
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President Uhuru Kenyatta. [PHOTO/ COURTESY]

Uhuru Kenyatta ($500 million)

Uhuru Kenyatta is the fourth president of Kenya who has a net worth of $500 million. Democratically elected on March of 2013, he has been in office since 9 April 2013. 

Uhuru, whose name means freedom, was born on October 26, 1961, to the founding father and the first president of Kenya, JomoKenyata

He had his early education at the Roman Catholic Saint Mary’s School in Nairobi and moved to the United States to complete his Bachelor’s degree in politics and economics.

Before becoming Kenya’s president, Uhuru served as Minister of Local Government from 2001 through 2002 and then he switched to leading the opposition from 2002 through 2007. 

According to Forbes, his main source of wealth is land. He is the heir of the largest landholdings in the country with over 500,000 acres of land acquired by his father in the 1960s. 


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