Muhoho Kenyatta: The man who runs the Kenyatta family empire

Muhoho Kenyatta: The man who runs the Kenyatta family empire

Muhoho Kenyatta, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s younger sibling. Little is known with regards to him. What isn’t in question however is his business ability. It is said that Muhoho is the power behind the always growing Kenyatta family business.

The Kenyatta family business isn’t only a normal arrangement of businesses. It is a realm that ranges across agriculture, education, finance, hospitality, insurance, media, equity, property and real estate. Brookside Dairy, Heritage Hotels, NCBA and Mediamax Group top the list of Kenyatta business. Heritage Hotels owns the Voyager Resort in Mombasa and Tsavo, Interpids camps in Samburu and Maasai Mara as well as the Great Rift Valley Lodge in Naivasha. Mara Explorer Camp and the Kipungani Explorer in Lamu Island are also part of the establishment.

Muhoho, it is however reported ,never participates in playing golf or social events. All things being equal, he has demonstrated himself as that one person whose spotlight is projected on his family undertakings.“Muhoho is described as a gentle soul, a hard-working individual who spends 12 to 14 hours a day working in his Ruiru headquarters of the Brookside Dairies Ltd. This translates to mean that he mostly leaves the headquarters of Brookside Dairies Ltd after 10 pm,” one report in a local paper said. Muhoho is likewise a board member in some of their privately-owned companies. currently he sits on NCBA board which is partly owned by the Kenyatta family.

Muhoho, who was at among the midwives who birthed Brookside Dairies Ltd in 1993, is additionally said to incline toward giving his children hand on in the family business . “He has insisted his children learn how to milk cows and boil the produce for themselves. No one is allowed to go off idling during working hours. They join us in the factory packing milk, or the boy joins us on a tractor to cut and pack hay and maize in silos,” one report said.

Muhoho was educated at St. Mary’s School, Nairobi, and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Williams College in 1985.

In 2018, Muhoho was named in parliament as one of the people whose organizations had been authorized to import sugar. Protech Investments Company, a firm whose chiefs are recorded as Muhoho Kenyatta and John Stuart Armitage, was among 370 companies which the then Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri named as having sugar import licenses.

Reports said that Mr Armitage was a long-term friend of the Kenyatta family with directorships in their flagship businesses like Brookside Dairy, Heritage Holdings and Green Park Investments. Protech Company is an enlisted shipper of brown sugar.

Other than running the family companies, Muhoho is said to be a close compatriot of his elder sibling. Clearly, he holds political influence and is consulted on significant decisions with political significance and implications. For example, it is said that Muhoho and his mom assumed significant parts in getting President Uhuru and ODM pioneer Raila Odinga’s truce which culminated in the March 9 ‘Handshake’. In 2013, he was a decisive force behind TNAs acquisition, refurbishment, and branding