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Highest Paid Women in Kenya 2021

Going through school and landing a dream job always tops the aspirations of any ordinary and ambitious Kenyan. However, a few have made it to the highest peak of corporate ladders, earning millions in terms of salary per month.

The sums these individuals rake in can be accrued by a majority of working Kenyans over a whole career, worse, some never get to earn that much ever.

While many can name five or 10 Kenyan men and leaders of industries that take home ridiculous salaries, Whownskenya.com looks at some of the highest paid women in the country.

Rebecca Miano

Miano is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of electricity producer Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen).

She has had a 30-year multi-faceted career in the energy sector and is a recognised continental business leader focused on running KenGen as a sustainable entity.

Miano is touted to be among the highest earning women in the country due to her role at the helm of KenGen.

Tabitha Karanja

She is a Kenyan businesswoman, entrepreneur and industrialist. Tabitha is the founder and current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Keroche Breweries.

The company amounts for over 20 per cent of beer consumption in the Kenyan market, and is among the largest alcohol producers in the region.

He role as CEO of Keroche indicates that she takes home a huge sum in salary and perks.

Tabitha is also ranked among the wealthiest women and individuals in the country. As of 2020, she was reported at a net worth of Ksh5.5 billion.

Jane Karuku

Karuku is a Kenyan businesswoman and corporate executive who is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the East African Breweries Limited (EABL).

She is among the highest paid executives in the country. She reportedly earns Ksh7.5 million per month.

Rebecca Mbithi

She is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Family Bank Ltd. She was appointed to the role in February 2019.

Being the head of one of the leading banks in the country, he salary, perks and bonuses are presumably lucrative.

“Taking over as CEO has given me the opportunity to steer the ship with formidable strategies that have put us back to profitability and we continue on an upward trajectory,” she stated during her appointment.

Dr. Catherine Nyongesa

Dr. Nyongesa is the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Texas Cancer Centre.

The medical facility is among the leading cancer screening and treatment hospitals in the country. It has multiple branches across the country.

Reports indicate that the hospital rakes in over Ksh500 million annually in Revenue. Dr. Nyongesa is valued at a net worth of over Ksh1 billion.

Lucy Mwiti and Faith Mwikali

In 2017 they took their seats at the millionaire club after Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) listed them among the top tax payers, with an annual income that lies between Ksh350 million and Ksh1 billion.

Knight Frank classified them among Kenya’s high net worth individuals (HNWIs).

Governor Anne Waiguru, Governor Charity Ngilu

The Kirinyaga Governor and her Kitui counterpart fit the bill of highest paid women in the country due to their salaries and perks as county bosses.

According to the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC), governors are entitled to a monthly gross pay of Ksh924,000.

Other allowances resulting from travel, medical covers, rank them among the highest earning individuals in the country.

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