10 Kenyan Politicians who don’t drink Alcohol
Partying is common among politicians owing to their heavy pockets. But are you aware of Kenyan politicians who don’t drink alcohol at all?
For the longest time, politics has been regarded as Kenya’s most lucrative career. It has been described as the quickest way to amass wealth. This has been demonstrated by a number of Kenyan politicians. Their extravagant lifestyle has brought attention to their lives.
While drinking alcohol remains a popular form of entertainment in Kenya, several politicians have chosen sobriety.
In this article, Jambo Daily looks at some politicians who don’t guzzle.
Kenyan Politicians who don’t take Alcohol
1. President William Ruto
President William Ruto has been dubbed Kenya’s most religious President. He is a wise leader who was raised in a Christian home. The President, believe it or not, does not consume alcohol.
Former Gatundu MP Moses Kuria confirmed Ruto is a sober leader during the campaign last year. He then described how he single-handedly propelled Uhuru Kenyatta to the presidency. He claimed that while other politicians went on drinking sprees, Ruto remained sober.
2. DP Rigathi Gachagua
DP Rigathi Gachagua only consumes tea and soft drinks.
Kenya Kwanza’s running mate Rigathi Gachagua stated during the 2022 Deputy Presidential debate at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa that he does not consume alcohol.
“I’m hardworking, passionate, I get up early, I don’t drink alcohol, and I have all the time and commitment to serve the people of Kenya,” he said.
3. Jimmy Wanjigi
Politician-cum-businessman Jimmy Wanjigi is among the politicians who don’t drink alcohol. He is another political figure who has chosen a sober lifestyle. Wanjigi does not drink alcohol, despite his public display of wealth.
On several occasions, he was seen drinking tea in the midst of others drinking alcoholic beverages.
4. Chepkorir Linet Toto
Chepkorir Linet Toto made headlines recently after defying all odds to become the Bomet Women’s representative. She is a modest lady and now a politician who does not drink alcohol.
Linet Toto leads a low-key existence. Kenyans, on the other hand, are concerned that the young MP will be initiated into the partying lifestyle after being seen with appointed Senator Karen Nyamu recently.
5. Naomi Shaban
Shaban is a Dental Surgeon by profession, and he first joined politics in 2001, when a by-election was called in the Taita Taveta Constituency after the resignation of Basil Criticos. Shaban is one of Kenya’s longest-serving female legislators.
She is among the female politicians who don’t drink.
6. Charity Ngilu
After deciding not to run for re-election in the 2022 general election, the former Kitui Governor took a political break. Ngilu ran unsuccessfully for President of the Republic of Kenya in 1997.
She was the Minister of Health from 2003 to 2007, and the Minister of Water and Irrigation from April 2008 to 2013.
Despite her long illustrious political career and diplomatic engagements, she is among the female politicians who don’t drink.
7. Abdulswammad Sharif Nassir
The former Mvita Mp ran for Mombasa County Governor in August 2022 with an ODM ticket and won. What many Kenyans don’t know is that he is a fitness enthusiast who doesn’t take liquor.
8. Najib Balala
The former Tourism CS, like some of his colleagues, has avoided the political arena. Balala is the longest-serving minister, having served for 25 years, 17 years as a Minister,12 of which he served as Minister of Tourism. Just like politics, he has avoided alcohol like a plague.
9. Governor Anyang Nyong’o
The Kisumu Governor now maintains a low profile, in contrast to his former fiery self when he was actively involved in ODM politics. He does not drink alcohol.
10. Mishi Mboko
Mishi Mboko is a female political figure who represents the Likoni Constituency in Parliament. In the 2017 elections, she easily defeated former MP Masudi Mwahima. She is a teetotaler.