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Who is Muhoho Kenyatta? A Closer Look at the Life of Uhuru Kenyatta’s Elder Brother

Muhoho Kenyatta is one of the sons of Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya’s first president.

He is also a prominent Kenyan businessman and the director of the Kenyatta family’s dairy firm, Brookside Dairy Limited.

He is the younger brother of Kenya’s fourth president, Uhuru Kenyatta.

Besides managing his family-owned companies, Muhoho Kenyatta runs other ventures, including hospitality, media, and real estate.

Muhoho Kenyatta has yet to be an active politician like Uhuru Kenyatta or his father.

He is strictly known for his philanthropic activities and business ventures.

However, being a brother of the retired president and a member of the country’s first family, Muhoho Kenyatta wields substantive political influence in Kenyan politics.

Profile Summary of Muhoho Kenyatta

  • Full Name: Muhoho Kenyatta
  • Age: 58 years
  • Nationality: Kenyan
  • Education: St. Mary School- Nairobi
  • Parents: Ngina Kenyatta (mother), Jomo Kenyatta (Father)
  • Height: N/A
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • Years Active: N/A
  • Net worth: N/A

Muhoho Kenyatta as a Member of Kenyatta Family

Muhoho Kenyatta’s full name at birth is Gideon Muhoho Kenyatta.

He is a member of the powerful Kenyatta family, as he is the son of Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya’s founding father, and Ngina Kenyatta, the country’s first lady.

He further affirms his position in the family by being the brother of Kenya’s 4th president-Uhuru, Kenyatta.

There isn’t any credible information on whom Muhoho Kenyatta is named after.

But like in most African cultures, the businessman may be named after one of his family members and ancestors.

 While the first family has been in the country’s political space for decades, Muhoho Kenyatta focuses more on philanthropy and entrepreneurship than active politics.   

He is the family’s primary financial custodian, managing almost all the family-owned enterprises, including Brookside Dairy Limited.

Muhoho Kenyatta has other siblings besides Uhuru Kenyatta.

Her sister Anna Nyokabi Muthama Kenyatta is a renowned philanthropist and business lady in Kenya.

His other sister Kristina Pratt is a wealthy businesswoman running businesses in Kenya and abroad.

She is also a fierce crusader for persons with disability, currently serving as the Chairperson of Kenya’s National Fund for Disabled Persons.

Muhoho Kenyatta has two other brothers, Muhoho Gathecha and Peter Magana Kenyatta.

Little is known about his brother, Peter’s personal life. However, what is in the public domain is the fact that he is an affluent businessman who has accompanied retired President Uhuru Kenyatta in many local and overseas missions.

His other brother, Muhoho Gathecha, is a successful farmer, owning large farm tracts in Kenya, especially in his home district, Gatundu.

Like other Kenyatta’s children, there are scanty details about Muhoho Gatheca’s life.

He rarely accompanied his brother Uhuru Kenyatta during his political events.

Moreover, little is known about Gathecha’s family and children.

Muhoho Kenyatta‘s prominent nephews are Uhuru Kenyatta’s sons, Jaba Kenyatta and Jomo Kenyatta.

Former president Uhuru Kenyatta’s daughter, Ngina Kenyatta, is one of her prominent nieces.

Former first lady Margaret Kenyatta is her well-renowned brother-in-law. 

Muhoho Kenyatta is an Astute Businessman

Muhoho Kenyatta is one of the most accomplished businessmen, not only in Kenya but also in the entire East African Region.

For instance, Muhoho Kenyatta is the current and oldest executive director of Brookside Dairy.

Moreover, Muhoho Kenyatta is the current chairman of one of Kenya’s luxurious hotel chains, Heritage Hotels.

Muhoho is also the chairman of one of Africa’s fastest-growing banks, CBA (Commercial Bank of Africa), owned by the Kenyatta Family, with an estimated net worth of US$2.166 billion.

Muhoho Kenyatta doesn’t only run family-owned enterprises since he has been investing in other sectors, including real estate and hospitality.

The businessman is also among the largest shareholders of Mediamax Network Limited, one of Kenya’s most vibrant media houses.

Muhoho is also a leading developer of the Kenyatta family’s Northlands City, Kenya’s most significant real estate investment.

No one knows how many businesses he runs besides owning many companies in Kenya and abroad.

Muhoho Kenyatta Supports Local Investments

Throughout his entrepreneurship years, Muhoho Kenyatta has been a vocal supporter of Kenyan investments.

He has been urging Kenyans to invest in Kenya instead of elsewhere.

For instance, he suggested to his then-brother, President Uhuru Kenyatta, in 2015 to offer incentives to upcoming Kenyan investors inspiring them to invest in Kenya to discourage them from investing abroad.

Muhoho Kenyatta has been taking part in many initiatives to boost local investments.

For instance, the businessman started a widespread campaign in 2016 named “Buy in Kenya and Build Kenya.”

The campaign successfully encouraged Kenyans to purchase locally manufactured products to support upcoming local businesses.

Through his investments, Muhoho Kenyatta has contributed significantly to the growing Kenyan economy by providing job opportunities for thousands of Kenyans.

Muhoho Kenyatta As a Prestigious Award Winner

Through his entrepreneurial efforts to boost the Kenyan Economy, Muhoho Kenyatta has received accolades and awards for his invaluable contributions.

For example, he was awarded the Grand Warrior Award (OGW) by the then president Uhuru Kenyatta, thanks to his contributions to Kenya’s dairy sector.

Many businesses have been recognizing Muhoho Kenyatta’s publications and business organizations.

The New African Magazine, for instance, has named the businessman as one of the top 100th most influential entrepreneurs in Africa. 

Muhoho Kenyatta’s Philanthropist Activities

Muhoho Kenyatta has been an ardent philanthropic through the Kenyatta family’s Kenyatta Trust.

He has provided academic scholarships and educational opportunities to needy Kenyan children.

Muhoho Kenyatta has also provided clean water to poor rural communities.

Besides Muhoho’s involvement with Kenyatta’s family-Kenyatta Trust, he has also participated in many philanthropic initiatives.

For instance, he actively supported the then first lady’s—Margeret Kenyatta—Beyond Zero Campaign. The campaign sought to lower Kenya’s mortality rates.

Muhoho has also contributed to many other charitable causes in his country.

Muhoho Kenyatta’s Name Soiled by Pandora Paper Leaks

Muhoho Kenyatta’s name is among the names of the global personalities that featured prominently in the then-explosive Pandora Paper leaks in 2021.

The Pandora Paper leaks are leaks of sensitive, confidential documents that seek to reveal the names of the world’s wealthiest personalities with dubious offshore financial dealings.

These leaks revealed that Muhoho Kenyatta and Nyokabi Muthama Kenyatta have been running a firm in the British Virgin Islands since 2010.

However, the leaks didn’t substantiate Muhoho Kenyatta’s involvement in illegal offshore dealings that would otherwise lead to money laundering and other fraudulent activities.

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