The Richest People from Nyeri County

Nyeri County is one of the counties found in the mount Kenya region formerly known as central province.

The mountain is full of rich and wealthy persons including businesspeople and politicians.

In this write up, Jambo Daily explores a list of the Richest people from Nyeri County.

1. Ephraim Maina

Nyeri County

Former Nyeri senator Ephraim Maina is one the richest politicians in Kenya. Maina is the founder of the multi-million Kirinyaga Construction Company, which generates revenue from huge contracts. The company has also spread its wings in the East African region, bagging road contracts in South Sudan.

He is one of the politicians who own choppers in Kenya. Under his name are two Bell choppers registered as 5Y–PSM and 5Y–MNW, according to Who Owns Kenya.

2. Thuo Mathenge

Former Nyeri gubernatorial aspirant Thuo Mathenge is a billionaire thanks to his investments in diverse sectors of the economy.

After working in MTRH and KNH, he invested his savings in nationwide clinics, earning him millions. He used KSh 25 million to import chicks from the Netherlands before setting up a chicken slaughterhouse. Speaking to Dr King’ori on the Wicked Edition, the businessman recalled how he saved and bought several parcels of land.

3. Gideon Muriuki

Gideon Muriuki is the group managing director and CEO of Co-operative Bank. The experienced banker joined the lender in 1996 as a senior corporate manager and steadily climbed up the ladder. In 1999, he was promoted to director of corporate and institutional banking before being appointed the bank’s manager in 2001 after the bank reported a loss of KSh 2.3 billion.

With a bachelor of science degree in Mathematics and an honorary doctorate in business management, he has managed to steer Co-op Bank to become one of the most profitable financial institutions.

After buying 14.6 million additional shares at the lender valued at KSh 173 million, he took his stake to 2%. Muriuki is paid a monthly salary of over KSh 30 million per month, making him the highest-paid CEO in Kenya.

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua claimed he was worth KSh 800 million during the 2022 deputy presidential debate.

4. Rigathi Gachagua

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua claimed he was worth KSh 800 million during the 2022 deputy presidential debate.

Among the companies associated with Gachagua are Wamunyoro Investments Limited, Encater Diagnostics Ltd, Skytop Agencies and Riang International Group Limited.