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5 Affluent Women Redefining Business in Kenya

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Kenya has the most High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) in East Africa, with several industry captains, investors, business tycoons, and others. In Kenya, a few women distinguish out for accomplishing so much and competing competitively with their male colleagues.

Today, we’ll take a look at a few wealthy Kenyan women with diverse business interests.

Ngina Kenyatta

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She is commonly known as Mama Ngina, the former First Lady of Kenya (wife of Jomo Kenyatta) and the mother of Kenya’s fourth President, Uhuru Kenyatta. Ngina is in charge of the majority of the enterprises left behind by her late husband. Real estate, hospitality, finance, and media are all part of the family business empire.

Mediamax Group, one of Kenya’s leading media platforms, is owned by the family. The Heritage Hotels are a collection of luxury hotels and resorts located throughout Kenya, including the Mara Explorer, Kipungani Explorer, Great Rift Valley Lodge, Mara Intrepids, Samburu Intrepids, Voyager Beach Resort, and Voyager Ziwani.


Tabitha Karanja

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Tabitha is the CEO and Co-Founder of Keroche Breweries Limited and the Keroche Foundation. Tabitha and her husband, Joseph Karanja, founded Keroche Breweries Limited in August 1997 as a wine, spirit, vodka, and beer brewery. Tabitha tackles the knowledge and experience gaps that young Kenyan entrepreneurs have through the Keroche Foundation.


Jane Wanjiru Michuki

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Kimani & Michuki Attorneys’ Managing Partner is Jane. The eminent Kenyan lawyer is often recognized as Kenya’s wealthiest lawyer and one of the world’s wealthiest Black lawyers. Jane is also a successful entrepreneur and investor. She was the largest female investor on the Nairobi Stock Exchange in 2014, with shares in various companies, including the British American Investment and Equity Group of Kenya, totaling $52 million. Jane’s net worth is believed to be over $50 million.


Njeri Rionge

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Njeri is a serial entrepreneur and successful businesswoman with interests in a variety of industries. She is a pioneer investor in Africa’s IT industry and the founder of several successful companies, including Wananchi Online, Ignite Consulting, Njeri Rionge Business Consulting Inc., Business Lounge, Insite Limited, and Wananchi Group Holdings.

The firms are making a tremendous effect in Kenya under the umbrella of Wananch Group Holdings. Wananchi Group Holdings is a significant provider of Pay TV, broadband internet, and VOIP services in East Africa. A group of multinational investors recently provided $57.5 million in growth financing to the company.


Leah Wanjiku Muguku

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Leah is a successful entrepreneur and businesswoman who began small. In 1963, the previously poor primary school teacher quit her job to help her husband, Nelson Muguku, establish their chicken company with just two hens and a cock. After a few years, the farm had grown into one of Kenya’s largest chicken farms and bird-hatching facilities.

Leah is also the owner of the multibillion-dollar Waterfront Mall in Karen City, Kenya, a business mall that sits on a 50-acre plot of land with a five-acre artificial lake. Waterfront Mall is worth 20 billion Kenyan Shillings, according to


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