David Murathe Biography, Age, Career, Education, Family, Wife, Net Worth, Scandals

David Wakairu Murathe is a Kenyan politician playing a key role in national politics and in president Uhuru Kenyatta’s government. He is the vice-chairman of the Jubilee party, a coalition party that brings together political parties from different parts of Kenya.

He is also a political strategist and former MP of Gatanga Constituency. He is one of the closest allies of President Uhuru Kenyatta and a strong critic of the deputy resident William Ruto to whom he has a solid and fresh rivalry.

David Murathe.
Jubilee Vice Chairman David Murathe.| Photo/Courtesy

Age and Birth.

David Murathe was born in 1958. His father, William Murathe Gatuhi was a renowned businessman and entrepreneur who passed on in 2017. Murathes father mostly operated between Nairobi and Thika and owned a huge business empire including Murathe Wines and Spirits.

Educational Background.

Murathe attended St Marys School before proceeding to Nairobi school for higher education. After completing his high school education, he joined the University of Nairobi for a bachelor’s degree in political science.

While at the university, he joined campus politics and his interest in politics grew rapidly. He was among the students who were arrested and detained following the 1982 coup in Kenya under claims of incitement.

David Murathe Family.

The 63-year-old henchman is married to his wife Faith Murathe with whom they have two daughters; Jane Tuto, a fashion designer, and Waturi Murathe, a research analyst.

Wealth, Assets and Net-worth

Murathe siphons billions of shillings from his deals acting as a middleman between the international parties and Kenya. He is believed to own real estate investments in the garden estate where he also resides. His estimated net worth is approximately Ksh 500 Million.

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David Murathe Career.

After graduating from college, Murathe put his stake in National politics during the 1997 general elections. He vied for the member of parliament seat for Gatanga constituency and won, giving him an entry to the national assembly.

Murathe dramatically resigned from his MP role before making a hasty retreat to repossess his seat. It was believed that at the time, he had sold his MP seat to Royal Media Services Boss MR SK Macharia for Ksh 10 Million, allegations which he denounced. Macharia was his greatest competitor for the Gatanga MP race in 1997 whom he trounced to emerge the winner.

In the 2002 general elections, Murathe wore the wrestles for Gatanga MP race seeking a second term but he lost to economist Peter Kenneth. After losing the elections, Murathe went into oblivion before resurfacing as a significant cog in Kenyan succession politics.