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Top 10 Richest Families In Kenya.



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Kenya has its own multi billionaires. They don’t top the list of the wealthiest in Africa, but they are the wealthiest in Kenya. The following are some of the richest families in Kenya;

1. Biwott Family         

Nicholas Biwott is one of the top 10 billionaires in Kenya. The businessman died in 2017 July, at the age of 77. Also, he was a powerful cabinet secretary during the reign of the late President Daniel Arap Moi.

His family owns the Yaya Center, a shopping center in Nairobi. Also, this wealthy family owns Livia Limited. Biwott’s family has properties outside the country that allows them to gain millions of money. It has one of the biggest ranches in Australia and also the largest hostels in Israel.

2. Moi Family

During his reign, the late President Daniel Arap Moi accumulated family wealth close to Ksh 310.2 billion. The family wealth is in various sectors like agri-business, construction, banking, manufacturing, media, etc.

As one of the richest families in Kenya by 2019, the Moi family owns Eagle Airlines, Car Track Kenya, and the Kent Ship. When it comes to the hotel and tourism industry, the rich family has ownership in Safariland Club, Intercontinental Hotel, and Sheraton Hotel.

3. Chris Kirubi Family

Chris Kirubi is a non-executive director of Centum Investment Company, and he is the largest individual shareholder. His estimated net worth is over $300 million. According to Forbes, Kirubi’s family is in the list of top 40 richest families across Africa.

The wealthy family owns an iconic International House building in Nairobi. Also, Chris owns other 40 residential and commercial properties worth $200 million. Other companies where Chris Kirubi’s family shares are Capital FM, DHL Kenya, and Tiger Haco Industries.

4. Kenyatta Family

Kenyatta family is believed to be among the top 10 richest families in Kenya since its early years. As one of the wealthiest families, they own tracts of land, businesses, and billions of money. In the dairy farming industry, the family owns Brookside Dairies Ltd.

When it comes to banking, the Kenyatta family has a share of about Ksh8.5 billion in the NCBA Bank. Besides, the family owns approximately 500,000 acres of prime land across Kenya. Other properties associated with the Kenyatta family include Peponi School, Beta Healthcare, and Timsales Holdings.

5. Bhimji Shah Family           

Bhimji Shah is one of the top 100 richest people in Kenya. His family owns the Bidco Africa Group. In 2015, the Bhimji family ranked number 31 in the list of richest families in Africa. 

Bidco Company brought in a revenue of $250 million in 2016. Also, the family company has employed over 5,000 people. In 2019, Bidco launched a $200 million industrial park in Kiambu. The wealthy family launched the industrial park to venture into beverage and food processing operations.

6. S.K Macharia Family         

SK Macharia is the founder and the owner of the Royal Media Services, the largest private television, and radio network in Eastern Africa. The media company owns the most-watched TV station, Citizen TV and Radio Citizen. As one of the top 10 richest families in Kenya by 2019, the SK family is among the few that owns choppers.

In 1976, S.K Macharia started Madhupaper International Kenya Ltd, the only tissue production paper in Kenya. Its main product was Rosy, but later Madhupaper was sold. This rich family has other properties in real estate, agriculture, transport, and banking, among others.

7. Raila Odinga Family

Raila is one of the top 10 richest politicians in Kenya, with an estimated net worth of $2.3 billion. The family owns the East African Spectre Company that manufactures liquid petroleum and gas cylinders. The family house in Karen is worth about Ksh300 million.

The Raila family also owns Pan African Petroleum Industrial Services. This family also owns a mansion in Kisumu worth 1 billion. Lastly, the family also has another bungalow in Nyali.

8. Philip Ndegwa Family

The late Philip Ndegwa was the chairman of NIC Group, where he had a controlling share. Later NIC merged with CBA that belongs to the Kenyatta family to form NCBA. Mr. Ndegwa is said to be the first person in Kenya to bank a Billion shillings. He was the second Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya.

After the departure of Mr. Ndegwa, his sons James and Andrew took over. Ndegwa’s family has shares in ICEA Lion Insurance, Ambank, and Riverside Park, therefore, it is one of the wealthiest families in Kenya. Also, the Ndegwas own three tea estates, tea processing factories, among others.

9. Simeon Nyachae Family

Simeon Nyachae is a former government official, a successful businessman, and an entrepreneur. During the reign of President Kibaki, he worked as Minister for Energy and later for Roads.

As one of the 42 billionaires in Kenya, Nyachae owns Tea Farm in South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Also, the family has invested in Insurance through Kenindia, banking, and the transport industry.

10. Kibaki Family

Kibaki family is one of the richest families in Kenya. It owned the 14-floors Union Tower that they sold out to Mount Kenya University at Ksh. 800 million. Also, the family owns parcels of land across the country that are estimated to be 30,000 acres.

President Kibaki owns a multi-million house along Nyeri-Nyahururu road and a luxurious home in Muthaiga. Kibaki’s family wealth is estimated to be over Ksh. 20 billion.

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5Coolest Lighters to Keep on Hand



Let’s look to upgrade from those cheap, multicolored gas station lighters that you may have stashed away in a junk drawer. Those work in a pinch, but ultimately are disposable. The lighters in this post are durable and able to work in a variety of conditions. It’s unlikely that they’ll fail you if take care of them, and some even offer great design. Let’s find the right one for your needs with our list of the best lighters.

Zippo brass lighter

Durable and refillable, this beautifully designed lighter harks back to the glory days of old Hollywood. Introduced in 1932 and popularized by GIs in World War II, this is a design that has been well-proven over time. This everyday lighter offers windproof lighting with that distinctive Zippo click to let you know it’s working. Snap the top back on to extinguish the flame safely.

Best Overall: Zippo Brass Lighter

Q&G Dual Arc Rechargeable Lighter

Most of the time, you just need a spark. This fuel-free choice uses a plasma arc as the “spark.” Recharge the lithium-ion battery using the included USB charger. The housing is waterproof, windproof, and impact resistant. Plus, it lights even at high altitudes without having to make adjustments.

Best Fuel Free Choice: Q&G Dual Arc Rechargeable Lighter

Zippo Windproof Lighter

With a slim silhouette and durable steel housing, Zippo’s windproof lighter is good to have when conditions get tough. It’ll spark no matter the conditions, making it great for camping or outdoor activities. Zippo’s lighter fluid provides a smooth, reliable flame. Replace the wick and occasionally the sparking wheel to keep the lighter in top shape for a lifetime.

Most Dependable: Zippo Windproof Lighter

S.T. Dupont Minijet Chrome Grey Torch Flame Lighter

Sleek and well-designed, this torch-style lighter fits easily into a jeans pocket. Click the sidebar ignition switch, and you’ll get a uniform flame in all orientations, even upside down. The company even offers leather cases as additional accessories to protect your investment. It works in any weather condition, even when it’s wet or windy. The strong flame makes it easy to ignite thicker or denser materials such as cigars.

Best Splurge: S.T. Dupont Minijet Chrome Grey Torch Flame Lighter

Limei Mini Thumb Lighter and Knife Set

This is quite a conversation piece! The miniature lighter features a steel- and copper-plated housing with a wick. It uses kerosene as fuel, which you’ll need to purchase separately. The mini lighter and the knife fit into a keychain for portable use. It’s best for indoor use, but can be used outdoors in a pinch, even in windy conditions.

Best Mini: Limei Mini Thumb Lighter and Knife Set

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tips on handling stress and anxiety



according to the anxiety and depression association of America, 16.1 million adults are affected by depression. Here are some of my tips that will help you deal with stress and anxiety but before you should be able to know the meaning of stress and anxiety.


What is the meaning of stress, a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances?


A mental health disorder is characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one’s daily activities.

After now knowing the meaning of both terms now you are ready to learn the 8 tips of handling them,

  1. Learn what triggers your anxiety

Once you discover your triggers, you can work towards preparing and reducing them, work, school, or something around you can be the things that triggers your anxiety. The best way to deal with anxiety is to write a journal when you feel stressed or anxious and follow the pattern

  1. Talk to Someone

It’s very important to share your feelings with someone who you trust instead of keeping to your self or even you can talk to a physician or therapist for professional help they are equipped to help you manage the unique challenges of life

  1. Take a time out.

Going for a walk listening to music, meditating sometimes helps you to clear your head especially when stress is so high. By isolating yourself from stressful occasions, you will attain sight and your mind will clear.

4. Practise muscle relaxation techniques

This technique helps you to focus on yourself and release the tension you are holding in your body. Gradually relax your muscles over the time it takes to count to ten, then take a deep breath. You can say relax as you relax.

4. Focus on the present
Feeling stressed or anxious often coincides with dwelling on the past or worrying about the future, the best way is to focus your mind on the present moment and you will feel a little relaxed.

  1. Avoid drugs, alcohol and stimulants

Stimulants excite your nervous system by making them work faster and harder. Stimulants can worsen your anxiety, the best way is to avoid them and it will help you control your anxiety. Some of the stimulants are caffeine[which is found in tea], nicotine[found in tobacco products like cigar
ete]and drugs such as cocaine.

    Mental health and good sleep arte both linked in reducing your stress and anxiety. Make sure you have a healthier sleep habits and get to bed earlier. The anxiety relief techniques must be your favorite

Mindfulness is focusing on what you are experiencing, feeling, or thinking in the present moment. Try your best to pay attention to what’s around you. This is the best technique to deal with anxiety and stress.

  1. Take Control

One problem-solving technique involves writing down the problem and coming up with as many possible solutions as you can. Decide on the good and bad points of each one and select the best solution. Write down each step that you need to take as part of the solution: what will be done, how will it be done, when will it be done, who is involved and where will it take place.

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World’s poorest Countries




A combination of a GNI per capita of $906, life expectancy of 60.4 years, and a mean 2 years of schooling (against an expected 5.4) lead to Nigeria  topping the UN’s human development report as the world’s poorest country. World Bank data from 2014 estimate 44.5% of the country’s population of 21.5 million living in extreme poverty. 

UNHCR - Surging violence in Nigeria drives displacement to Niger

Concern has worked in Niger for 16 years, helping communities face several daunting development challenges, which are exacerbated by terrorist incursions, migration, climate change, and excessive population growth. Poverty manifests in Niger through high levels of food insecurity, illnesses including endemic malaria, and poor access to services including water and sanitation. Crises around agriculture have compounded into hunger and nutrition issues and have affected much of the Nigerien population in the last 20 years, jeopardizing the lives of millions of people. This has led to three major crises in the last 10 years. 

South Sudan

The Republic of southern Sudan gained independence in July 2011, but has experienced a long history of conflict, displacement, and deepening humanitarian needs. As of 2016, the World Bank estimates over 82% of the South Sudanese population are living in extreme poverty. While mean years of schooling are comparable to expected years (4.8 and 4.9 years, respectively), life expectancy is just 57.3 years and GNI per capita is $963. Widespread displacement puts untold pressure on people’s ability to cope, with over 2 million South Sudanese refugees living abroad and another 1.74 million internally displaced.


South Sudan: Dashed hopes after 10 years of independence | Africa | DW |  09.07.2021

Concern’s work in South Sudan has gone hand-in-hand with the country’s timeline. In response to the growing needs, we provide emergency, resilience and long-term development programming. 


Despite a $4 billion pipeline that links the country’s oil fields to coastline terminals,Chad  is one of the world’s poorest countries thanks to poor infrastructure and conflict (most notably from the militant group Boko Haram). Ongoing conflict and the effects of climate change mean that nearly 48% of Chadians live in a state of economic vulnerability (per World Bank data from 2011). The country’s per capita CNI is $1,750 and its average life expectancy is 53.2 years. Most children receive a mean of 2.3 years of schooling (compared to the expected 8 years). 

Chad Africa | Equatorial africa, Africa, Out of africa

Concern has worked in Chad for 12 years, and in the last 2 years we’ve stepped up our efforts in an already-precarious country following added aggravation that has left 4.7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. We are responding to the humanitarian needs of displaced populations in the Lake Chad area, implementing health and nutrition programmes to deliver life-saving assistance. Our work in the Sila region of eastern Chad focuses on building community resilience to counter potential disasters. 


The Republic of Burundi has been in conflict consistently since gaining independence from Belgium in 1962. Culminating in civil war in 1994, the conflict has left nearly 65% of the population living in extreme poverty (according to 2014 data from the World Bank). Its GNI per capita is a mere $702, with a life expectancy of 57.9 years. Most children only complete 3 years of schooling, against an expected education of 11.7 years. 

Burundi crisis: 1 year on & still no solution

We’ve worked in Burundi since 1997. Our current focus is programs around health, nutrition, and livelihoods. Concern’s community-based health and nutrition work has been successful here, especially with improving the nutrition and overall health of those excluded from the national health system. Additionally, we place a high priority on maternal and child health in Burundi. With 740 deaths per 100,000 live births, the country is one of the most dangerous places in the world to have a child. 


The fourth-largest country on the African continent, Mali’s capital of Bamako once flourished as a trading post. Today, however, the country (which gained independence from France in 1960) has a GNI per capita of $1,953 and a life expectancy of 58.5. Ongoing war and conflict mean that the mean years of schooling in the country is just 2.3 (compared to an expected 7.7 years of schooling). The World Bank’s most recent data from 2009 reveal that over 41% of the population lives below the poverty line. 

Burkina Faso

Bordered by both Mali and Niger , Burkina Faso is another former French colony that has suffered conflict and coups following its independence in 1960. Drought has also plagued the country, resulting in a mean 1.5 years of schooling compared to the expected 8.5 years. Burkina Faso’s GNI per capita is $1,650, with a life expectancy of 60.8. The World Bank’s 2014 data indicate just over 40% of the population living in poverty. 

Unknown Militants Attacked A Burkina Faso Village And Killed More Than 160  People : NPR

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