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The Wives Of Kenyan Richest Men

From gigantic mansions to fancy cars, billionaires seem to have it all. But why would they want to marry one wife despite being in an African setting and having access to all the money in the world? Maybe perhaps most of the billionaires have adapted the western culture, which seems to augur well with their normal daily life.

According to the book Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, the author states that;

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”

And a good wife can definitely accelerate you towards your goals. Below is a list of the little known wives of Kenyan billionaires as compiled by WoK.

Aruna Chandaria

Aruna Chandaria is married to Manu Chandaria who is among the top filthy rich Kenyans. Manu Chandaria, who is a Kenyan businessman with an Indian descent, has accumulated wealth estimated to be $1.7 billion.

He married Aruna Chandaria when he was at the age of 26, while Aruna herself was 21 years old at the time. The two love birds have two children Nael Chandaria and Priti Chandaria. Both Manu and Aruna solemnized their marriage in July 2019 marking 64 years in marriage.

Margaret Wanjiru Gakuo 

Margaret Wanjiru is wife to Uhuru Kenyatta. They have been blessed with three kids, Jaba, Ngina and Jomo. As of 2011, Forbes ranked Uhuru Kenyatta number 26 among the top 40 wealthiest Africans with an estimated net worth of $500 million at the time.

Margret Wanjiru is also known for conducting a successful initiative of solving health problems among mothers and children across Kenya known as Beyond Zero Campaign.

Purity Gathoni Macharia 

Purity Gathoni is married to the founder and chairman of Royal Media Services, SK Macharia. The couple is blessed with six children (2 boys and four girls) although one of their son (John Macharia) was involved in a road accident in 2018 and died.

SK Machari with his wife Purity Gathoni

Jane Wangui 

Jane Wangui is happily married to James Mwangi (Equity CEO) and has had four children. The couple has shares in both British American Insurance Company Limited and Equity Group Holdings Limited.

Equity CEO James Mwangi with his wife Jane Wangui

Ida Odinga 

Ida Betty Odinga is married to Raila Odinga (former Prime Minister). The couple has had four children, Winnie Odinga, Rosemary Odinga, Raila Odinga Jr and Fidel Odinga (died). Raila’s net worth is estimated to be $400 million.

Raila Odinga and his wife Ida Odinga

Manda Shah 

Wife to: Bhimji Depar Shah

Children: Vimal Shah and Tarun Shah

Bhimji Depar Shah’s net worth: $1 billion

Zarin Merali

Wife to: Naushad Merali

Children: Sameer Merali and Yana Merali

Naushad Merali’s net worth: $400 million

Josephine Naikuni

Wife to: Dr Titus Naikuni

Children: Four children

Net worth: $140 million

Sadhna Thakrar 

Wife to: Bharat Thakrar

Children: 2 children

Bharat Thakrar’s net worth: $90 million

Zahra Moi

Wife to: Gideon Moi

Children: Kimoi Moi, Lulu Moi and Kigen Moi

Gideon Moi’s net worth: $550 million