Educational Background of 7 most powerful Kenyans
Kenyayote brings you the 7 most powerful people in Kenya. They are the agenda setters. They determine what we read and consume. How we vote and do business.
The 7 people are CEOs, Businessmen and Politicians. They have a following of millions of Kenyans. They monitor our communications, bank withdrawals and movements. They make and shape our opinions through media houses that they own.
Combined, they own almost half of Kenya’s wealth. They fund political campaigns of most of our politicians and exert a tremendous amount of influence over what politicians have to say.
But do you know where these people studied. Kenyayote dug deep into the education journey of these people.
Where Kenya’s 7 most powerful individuals studied
1. President Uhuru Kenyatta
He is the head of state. He is the Commander-In-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces. He is a billionaire who controls a large sum of Kenya’s wealth. Behind him is a following of millions of Kenyans who are loyal to what he says. He studied in Amherst College in Massachusetts and Kabarak University.
2. Hon. Raila Odinga
He remains relevant and powerful whether in government or out of government. Behind Raila is a following of about half of Kenyans who are loyal to him. He has the ability to bring the government to a stand still through his words. He is in charge of a generation that is fighting the status quo. He studied in University of Leipzig and Otto-von-Guericke University, East German.
3. DP. William Ruto
He remains as one of the 9 most powerful Kenyans By the mere fact that he is the deputy president of the republic of Kenya. Despite that, he is a king pin of the Kalenjin community with millions of loyal people behind him. He studied in the university of Nairobi
4. Bob Collymore
This is the man in charge of the largest communication company in Kenya. Through Safaricom, Bob controls millions of Kenyan’s communication. It is alleged that details about the text messages you send and phone calls you make each hour of the day are recorded by a company which this collymore heads. Bob has the ability to know what millions of Kenya are upto each minute and he can prevent them from engaging in some actions by slowing down their network of communication. Safaricom acts like a spy wing to the government. Bob Collymore studied in Selhurst High School now Selhurst Mathematics and Computing Specialist School.
5. S. K Macharia
This is the man in charge of the biggest television and radio network in Kenya. The Royal media services founded by Samuel Kamau Macharia controls most of what Kenyans watch, hear and read every single second of the day. His top media houses Citizen Tv and Citizen Radio Shape and Make opinion and disseminate it to the public for consumption. If Citizen Tv says that Luos are poor or Kikuyus are poor media illiterate Kenyans will take it as a fact. That is how powerful S. K Macharia is. He studied in University of Nairobi.
6. Dr. Willy Mutunga
After the 2013 Kenya presidential ruling, it dawned on many Kenyans how the supreme judge can be powerful. Willy Mutunga’s supreme court has the ability to overturn almost all decisions made in Kenya. It sounds funny but if the supreme ruled that Mohammed Abduba Dida is the winner of the march 2013 Kenya presidential election then he could be the president right now. The man behind this court is Dr. Willy Mutunga. He studied in University of Nairobi, University of Dar es Salaam and York University.
7. Rt. Pres. Daniel Arap Moi
Former president Daniel Moi controls decisions made by politicians, courts, learning institutions. He has influence in national policies, and the money circulating in Kenyan banks. Daniel Moi also has the largest share holding in Kenya’s top media houses, which is why you know nothing about him. The little that is available is that Daniel Moi studied in Tambach Teachers raining College.
The above 7 comprise of a small power structure that controls the financial, political and educational system in Kenya.