The Luo people are well-known for being one of Kenya’s most numerous and successful ethnic groups. After the Kikuyu, Kalenjin, and Luyha, they are the most numerous tribe in Kenya.
The Ramogi clan has a reputation for producing exceptionally bright offspring. A few of Kenya’s most prominent lawyers, engineers, and economists hail from this area.
The Luo are also lauded for their sophistication, creativity, and role in the fight for the liberties we enjoy today.
There are five of the Luo people in Kenya that are quite wealthy.
Veteran politician and son of Jaramogi Oginga, Raila Odinga is among the wealthiest Luos in Kenya. Back in the 1980s, Raila Odinga first entered politics.
The ODM party leader is held up as an example of the brave individuals who fought for our modern democratic freedoms.
He has tried five times without success to become President of Kenya.
Apart from his political acumen, Raila also possesses considerable commercial acumen. His business holdings include the following:
Spectre International Limited East African Spectre Pan African Petroleum Company
In addition, he is the proud proprietor of a number of residences;
Large family residence in the Karen neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya, worth multiple millions of shillings.
A pair of helicopters
Multi-millions House in Runda, Nairobi
Luxurious automobile fleet
The Inimitable Sammy Wakiaga
Businessman-cum-politician Sammy Wakiaga, often known as “Sammy the Tycoon,” is a native of the lake region. He claims Luo ancestry, namely that of the suba subtribe.
Semekia Wakiaga, son of Senior Chief Semekia Wakiaga, has held various high-ranking positions in the administration. He was just sent to Geneva, Switzerland to serve as minister counsellor for Kenya.
Wakiaga is a big time property investor. In addition to Kisumu and Nairobi, he also has real estate in Mombasa and Homa Bay. Several ferries connecting Siaya and Homabay Counties are operated by a personal friend of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
Dr. Edwin Ochieng Yinda
Edwin Ochieng Yinda is a successful entrepreneur and elected official. He ran against George Mulwan and lost the Alego/Usonga seat in parliament.
Edwin is quite successful in the ship maintenance and tea broking industries.
At present, he is the director of Cent Savvy Investments Ltd. and the chairman and executive director of Supply Linkages Limited.
Gor Evans Semelang’o
Evans Gor Semelang’o, a successful businessman, was once the chairman of Youth Enterprise Fund. The flashy businessman is very pleased with his collection of luxury vehicles.
After offering the teenagers his pay, Gor became viral on the internet.
James Rege used to represent the Karachuonyo Constituency in Kenya’s parliament. When it comes to lakeside residents, he is among the wealthiest.
Rege became a household name after it was revealed that he was one of the billionaires who bankrolled the unsuccessful 2017 presidential campaign of now-defunct President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The seasoned IT expert is a co-owner of a company that provides capital to other enterprises.