Last week, a special committee of the National Assembly vetted the 22-member team proposed by President William Ruto for Cabinet Secretary Positions.
During the vetting that was concluded on Saturday, October 22, it emerged that none of the proposed cabinet nominees was a hustler as promised by then UDA presidential candidate William Ruto in the run-up to the August 9, elections.
For instance, former vice president Musalia Mudavadi who was nominated for the Prime Cabinet Secretary Position was ranked top in terms of net worth at KSh 4 billion while Zacharia Mwangi was ranked the least in terms of net worth (KSh.80M).
Mudavadi was closely followed by Agriculture CS nominee Mithika Linturi at KSh 1.2 billion, Cooperative CS nominee Simon Chelugui KSh 993 million, Treasury CS nominee Njuguna Ndung’u at KSh 950 million, and Interior CS nominee Aden Duale KSh 871 million.
Others were Moses Kuria (Trade) KSh 750 million, Justin Muturi (Attorney General) KSh 700 million, Eliud Owalo (ICT) KSh 646 million, and Ezekiel Machogu (Education) KSh 590 million.
Murkomen who was nominated for the transport docket was valued at KSh 550 million, Interior CS nominee Kithure Kindiki at KSh 544 million whereas Davis Chirchir declared his net worth at KSh 482 million.
Mercy Wanjau (KSh 475M), Ababu Namwamba (KSh 425 million), Alfred Mutua (KSh 420 million), Rebecca Miano (KSh 397 million), Peninah Malonza (KSh 300 million), Alice Wahome (KSh 218 million), Florence Bore (KSh 200 million), Soipan Tuya (KSh 156 million), and Salim Mvurya (KSh 120 million).
This brings to the total KSh 15 billion the cumulative net worth of the 22-member Cabinet nominees surpassing that of US President Joe Biden and his 15-member cabinet by over KSh 1 billion.
A report published by Forbes in 2021 showed that US President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and their 15 Cabinet members are worth $118 million (approximately KSh 14 billion) overall.