My net worth is Sh690m, former Kisii DG Joash Maangi reveals


Kenya's Ambassador to Uganda nominee, Joash Maangi. [Kemei Gabriel, Standard.

Former Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Arthur Maangi has declared his net worth to be Sh690 million.

The value, he says, stems from several properties and businesses that he owns, including three homes in Nairobi, Kisii and Minnesota, USA.

Maangi revealed this while appearing before the National Assembly Defence, Intelligence, and Foreign Relations Committee for vetting on Thursday, April 4.

He was being interviewed for his nomination as Kenya’s Ambassador to Uganda.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission had sent a recommendation to the vetting committee raising concerns over Maangi’s suitability for the position.

Before his nomination, the former DG had been appointed as a Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), before the High Court declared the positions null and void.

He previously served as Kisii County Deputy Governor for two terms, from 2013 -2022.

Maangi was vetted among other Ambassadors, High Commissioners, and Permanent Representative nominees who were nominated for various postings by President William Ruto.

Also vetted on Thursday was Catherine Kirumba Karemu, widow of the late Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru. She was the first to face the vetting panel, for the position of Kenya's High Commissioner to London.

Kirumba told the committee that she has a net worth of Sh250 million.

Among other issues, she was interrogated on how she would resolve trade issues revolving around the Miraa ban in Europe and further boost tourism in the country.

Other nominees awaiting vetting include; former Kisumu Senator Fred Outa (Kenya’s Ambassador to Egypt), Former Communications Authority boss Ezra Chiloba (Kenya’s Consul-General nominee in Los Angeles, USA), Former LSK Vice President Caroline Kamende Daudi (Canada), Lilian Tomitom to Zambia, Vincent Mogaka Kemosi to Ghana, among others.