According to a report by the National assembly Committee on Appointments, President Uhuru’s nine new cabinet nominees have a combined net worth of about Sh 2.2 billion.
The committee conducted the vetting for the nine nominees and tabled their report in the House with recommendations for the approval of the nine.
The report lists Water CS nominee Simon Chelungui as the richest of the nine with a net worth of about Sh 796 million. Mr Chelungui, a former director of the Betting Control and Licensing Board, worth comprises of investments in real estate, farming and movable assets.
Environment nominee Keriako Tobiko comes in second with a networth of Sh360 million. The immediate former Director of Public Prosecutions has wealth in agriculture, livestock and real estate. During his vetting for the position of DPP in 2011, Tobiko said he was worth Sh 80 million.
Ukur Yatani, former Marsabit Governor and Labour CS nominee has a net worth of Sh 295 million according to the report. Yatani’s wealth is in transport, livestock, real estate, and movable assets.
East Africa Community nominee and former Chair of Council of Governors Peter Munya has a net worth of Sh 264 million. The former Meru Governor’s investments are in land, agriculture and real estate.
Ms Farida Karoney, Lands, said she has a networth of Sh200 million. A journalist and Royal Media Services Chief Operating Officer, Karoney informed the committee that her investments were in real estate, farming and shares.
Margaret Kobia, the Public Service nominee, informed the committee that she has a net worth of Sh 165 million from expected future benefits from service gratuity and also investments in real estate.
Monica Juma, the Foreign Affairs nominee told the committee that she has a net worth of Sh 50 million drawn from salaries and farming income. Also with a net worth of 50 million is the Mining nominee John Munyes. The former Turkana Senator’s investments are in transport and real estate.
Wrapping the list is Rashid Echesa, sports. Mr Echesa revealed to the committee that he comes from a humble background and his net worth is Sh 40 million with investments in construction, moving assets and real estate.