Jimi Wanjigi Biograophy, Wealth, Wife, Career, Parents, Age and Education

Jimi Wanjigi, born Jimi Richard Wanjigi to a former Member of Parliament and a Cabinet Minister, Maina Wanjigi. Jimi is a well-known Kenyan business tycoon, political strategist, and politician.

He is the chief executive officer of Kwacha Group of Companies, a family-owned business dealing with various sectors of the Kenyan economy. Some of the activities carried out at Kwacha include agri-business, real estate, industrials, and financial services.

Jimi Wajigi came to the limelight as a political strategist in 2017 for his undying support for ODM leader Raila Odinga. He was a key pillar in Raila’s 2017 election, he was also behind the success of Uhuru’s Kenyatta’s 2013 election but parted ways before the 2017 elections.

After his move to support the ODM leader Raila Odinga in 2017, Wanjigi started hitting the headlines after he was arrested on several occasions. In mid-21 he declared his bid to vie for the presidential position on the Orange Democratic Movement party ticket. He will be facing Raila Oginga Odinga in the ODM’s nomination.

Jimi Wanjigi Biography
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Jimi Wanjigi Age and Place of Birth

He was born in Nyeri County, Kenya on 1st September 1962, he will be turning 60 years in September 2022.

Jimi Wanjigi Family, Wife, and Kids

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He is the second born in a family of four children of Maina Wanjigi and Mary Wanjigi from Mathioya, Murang’a County. His father is a renowned former politician who served as a member of parliament and a cabinet minister.

Jimi is married to one lovely and supportive lady, Irene Nziza the two have been blessed with two kids, Maina Wanjigi and Wambui Wanjigi. His wife is one of his major pillars as she has always been there whenever he is in trouble.

Education background

He attended St.Mary’s School for his primary school as well as his secondary level. His schoolmates include President Uhuru Kenyatta and Gideon Moi.

After high school he joined the University of New York, the USA in 1982, graduating in 1986 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business.

Jimi Wanjigi Wealth

Wanjigi is one of the richest men in Kenya with a huge influence in the community. His net worth is estimated to be over Ksh 40 billion.

Jimi owns a luxurious home sitting on five acres of land in the posh Muthaiga estate. The construction of the house is estimated to have cost him over $ 10million, designed by Perla Lichi.

When it comes to cars he owns a fleet of high-end cars including Rolls-Royce Provenance Phantom Coupe, a V-12 machine estimate