YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE RICH TO BE ONE OF KENYA’S NEW AMBASSADORS, BUT IT SEEMS TO HELP…
The various departmental committees in the National Assembly have completed their vetting of Kenya’s new ambassadors. The President’s nominees are all now cleared to fly off to foreign parts to represent their country’s government. Those selected have talent, education, experience, diplomatic skills… and money.
The total net worth of six of Kenya’s new ambassadors is officially just under Sh1.4 billion.
HOW MUCH ARE KENYA’S NEW AMBASSADORS ‘WORTH’?
CLEOPA MAILU – Off to to represent Kenya in the United Nations in Geneva – NET WORTH SH617 MILLION
PHYLLIS KANDIE – Ambassador in Belgium and the European Union – NET WORTH SH268 MILLION
HASSAN WARIO – Kenya’s new ambassador in Vienna – NET WORTH SH170 MILLION
PROF. JUDI WAKHUNGA – Will represent Kenya in France – NET WORTH SH170 MILLION
WILLY BETT – Sweating it out as ambassador to India – NET WORTH SH125 MILLION
DAN KAZUNGU – Popping over the border to ambassador in Tanzania – NET WORTH A MEASLY SH32.7 MILLION
All the successful nominees must also have a real talent for carefully marshalling their salaries over their years of public service to save that sort of money.