Watching Mary Ann Wambui-Musangi talk, one thing about her is facial pulls that give an impression of a steel woman who will grin, yet not drop her guard.
She is the lady expected to venture into the giant shoes of her dad — the late tycoon Chris Kirubi.
So huge is the duty regarding this 50-year-old woman since the estate is estimated to be worth Sh40 billion.
She will have to be a jack of many traits; media, advertising, stocks, farming, manufacturing and processing… name them, where her father had immense interests.
She will likewise be relied upon to carry on her dad’s legacy forward– that of being felt in political and monetary deals in Kenya and beyond.
Other than playing her father’s right hand lady in the business domain, she wandered out all alone in 2009 and began a café ‘Secret Garden, on Riverside Drive in Nairobi.
In February 2017, when her father’s Two Rivers Mall opened, she set up ‘Olpul’, an upscale steakhouse.
Along with her better half Jubilee Party’s public races board director Andrew Mukite Musangi, they have two little girls.
Ms Musangi, whose parents divorced in 1999, has also worked for the Kenya Commercial Bank, GlaxoSmithKline and Ogilvy and Mather where she sharpened her abilities as a corporate administrator for 15 years.
Talking during the burial ceremony of her dad at his 600 parcel of land at the Bendor Farm in Gatanga Sub-county of Murang’a County, she said she is capable.
“My dad revered me… in my dad’s life, I was the chief and I would have every last bit of him to myself,” Ms Musangi shared during her dad’s internment last week.