Rwathia village in Kangema, Murang’a County could perhaps boast being home to the richest and most influential personalities in Kenya. The unknown village to many has produced top billionaires who have made an impact to Kenya’s economy.
The village is home to:
Equity Bank chairman Peter Munga
CEO James Mwangi
Britam boss Benson Wairegi
Others include prominent businessmen Gerald Gikonyo, the late Gerishon Kirima and industrialist Chris Kirubi.
Surprisingly, Mr Munga, Mwangi and Britam boss Wairegi have all worked together as village men in the past and both share board directorship in companies such as Equity, Britam and Housing Finance. They also own billions of shares at the Nairobi Stock Exchange in various companies across various sectors.