Ruto’s Cabinet Nominees are worth more than US President Biden and his entire Cabinet Members.
President William Ruto’s nominees to the cabinet for the past week faced the parliamentary vetting committee in their suitability to serve in the government.
The 22 Cabinet nominees were taken on various issues of interest during the weeklong vetting process, among them their net worth.
Out of the 22 nominees, Musalia Mudavadi who has been nominated for the Prime Cabinet Secretary position ranked top in terms of net worth after revealing that his fortune is valued at Ksh.4 billion, followed by Agriculture CS nominee Mithika Linturi at Ksh.1.2 billion.
Ruto’s Cabinet Nominees worth
Musalia Mudavadi (Prime Cabinet Secretary position )- Ksh.4 billion
Agriculture CS nominee Mithika Linturi- Ksh.1.2 billion
Simon Chelugui (CS Cooperatives)-Ksh. 993 million
Prof. Njuguna Ndung’u (Treasury) – Ksh.950 million
Aden Duale (Defence)-Ksh. 871 million
Moses Kuria (Trade CS nominee)- Ksh.750 million
Justin Muturi (Attorney General nominee)-Ksh. 700M
Eliud Owalo (ICT CS nominee)-Ksh. 645M
Ezekiel Machogu (Education CS nominee)-Ksh. 590M
Kipchumba Murkomen (Transport CS nominee)-Ksh.550M
Kithure Kindiki (Interior CS nominee)-Ksh. 544M
Davis Chirchir (Energy)-Ksh. 482M
Mercy Wanjau (Secretary to the Cabinet)-Ksh. 475M
Ababu Namwamba (Sports)-Ksh. 425M
Alfred Mutua (Foreign Affairs)-Ksh. 420M),
Rebecca Miano (EAC, Arid and Semi-Arid Lands and Regional Development)-Ksh. 397M),
Peninah Malonza (Tourism)-Ksh.300M
Alice Wahome (Water)-Ksh. 218M
Florence Bore (Labour)-Ksh. 200M
Soipan Tuya (Environment)- Ksh.156M
Salim Mvurya (Mining)-Ksh.120M
Susan Wafula (Health Cabinet Secretary nominee)-Sh101 million
Aisha Jumwa (Gender, Public Service and Affirmative Action Cabinet Secretary nominee) Sh100 million
Zacharia Mwangi (Lands)-Ksh. 80M
In total, the 22 Cabinet nominees have a cumulative net worth of Ksh.15 billion, which is higher than what US President Joe Biden, his Vice President Kamala Harris, and cabinet secretaries are cumulatively worth.
A report published by Forbes last year shows that President Biden, VP Kamala Harris, and their 15 Cabinet members are worth $118 million (approximately Ksh.14 billion) overall.
President Biden’s net worth was placed at USD 8 million (Ksh.958M) while that of Kamala Harris was at USD 7 million (Ksh.838M).
According to the report, US Attorney General Merrick Brian Garland and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen were ranked highest in terms of net worth at USD 20 million (Ksh.2 billion) followed by Secretary of State Anthony Blinken at USD 10 million (Ksh.1.2 billion).