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How Tycoons Lost Billions In Raila’s Bid

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With the dust finally settling down after the grueling 2022 general election, details are emerging of how wealthy tycoons, top government officials in Uhuru Kenyatta’s regime, foreign leaders and industrialists spent close to a stunning Sh50 billion in Raila Odinga presidential campaigns.

They donated the money some willingly others under duress in varying amounts hoping Raila would win the presidency and return the favour in form of government tenders and patronage.

But now the tycoons are coming to terms with the reality of Raila defeat in the hands of William Ruto whom Raila had underrated until too late in the race.

Here is part of the list of those who financed Raila:-

  1. Uhuru Kenyatta (ex-president)
  2. Muhoho Kenyatta (Uhuru’s younger brother)
  3. Mama Ngina Kenyatta (Uhuru’s mother)
  4. Gideon Moi (favourite son of late president Moi)
  5. George Muhoho (Uhuru’s maternal uncle)
  6. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Faisal (Co-founder of Al Qassimi Group of Company and Investments Co.)
  7. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (vice president, prime minister, and minister of Defence of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  8. Peter Munga (patron, Mt Kenya Foundation)
  9. Aga Khan (owner, Nation Media Group)
  10. James Mwangi (Equity Bank CEO)
  11. Titus Ibui (chairman, Lappset)
  12. Michael Waweru (former KRA boss)
  13. Joe Kibe (businessman)
  14. Samuel Kamau Macharia (Royal Media Services owner)
  15. Pius Ngugi (Kenya Nuts Company owner)
  16. Mohammed Jaffer (chairman of MJ Group, Mombasa)
  17. Abubakar Joho (Portside Freighters)
  18. Isaac Maina Wanderi (Wanderjoy owner)
  19. Olive Mugenda (former Kenyatta University vice chancellor)
  20. Joe Wanjui (UAP Insurance)
  21. Peter Kenneth (former Gatanga MP)
  22. Hasmukh Patel (CEO Mombasa Cement)
  23. Ephraim Maina (Kirinyaga Construction)
  24. Francis Atwoli (Cotu secretary general)
  25. David Murathe (Jubilee chairman)
  26. Mwai Kibaki family
  27. John Kibunga Kimani (NSE investor)
  28. Raphael Tuju (former Jubilee party secretary general)
  29. Benson Wairegi (group managing director, Britam Holdings Plc.)
  30. Peter Muthoka (businessman and entrepreneur, Acceler Global Logistics)
  31. Stanley Kinyanjui (owner Magnate Ventures)
  32. Narendra Raval Guru (Devki Group)
  33. Bhimji Depar Shah (Bidco Group)
  34. Manu Chandaria (industrialist)
  35. Ngata Kariuki (Sarova Hotels)
  36. Nyamu Njoka (Nairobi)
  37. Pradeep Paunrana (ARM Cement)
  38. Adris Abdirahman (Mombasa)
  39. Hassan Joho (former Mombasa governor)
  40. Suleiman Said Shahbal (Gulf African Bank)
  41. Ashok Doshi (Doshi Group)
  42. Wycliffe Oparanya (former Kakamega governor)
  43. Francis Kimemia (former Nyandarua governor)
  44. Kiraitu Murungi (former Meru governor)
  45. James Nyoro (former Kiambu governor)
  46. Sospester Ojamoong (former Busia governor)
  47. Anyang’ Nyong’o (Kisumu governor)
  48. Charity Ngilu (former Kitui governor)
  49. Lee Kinyanjui (former Nakuru governor)
  50. Nderitu Muriithi (former Laikipia governor)
  51. Joseph ole Lenku (Kajiado governor)
  52. Cornel Rasanga (former Siaya governor)
  53. Cyprian Awiti (former Homa Bay governor)
  54. Ukur Yatani (former Treasury CS)
  55. Patrick Njiru Kuria (Embu tycoon)
  56. Lenny Kivuti (chairman, Geomaps Africa and Embu Guv aspirant)
  57. Moody Awori (former VP)
  58. Junet Mohammed (Suna East MP)
  59. Francis Koome Njogu (Gulf Energy)
  60. Bernard Odhiambo (Mombasa businessman)
  61. Mwenda Thuranira (Myspace Properties)
  62. Simon Ntasikoi Nonkanas (Kajiado tycoon)
  63. Eddy Njoroge (former Ken Gen CEO)
  64. Mike Rabar (HomeBoyz)
  65. James Ongwae (former Kisii governor)
  66. Swarup Mishra (former Kesses MP)
  67. Edwin Yinda (former Alego MP)
  68. Ahmed Jibril (748 Air Services)
  69. Mohamed Abdi (former Wajir governor)
  70. Issack Somow (Southlink Aviation)
  71. Ali Roba (former Mandera governor)
  72. John Munyes (former Petroleum CS)
  73. Mutuma Nkanata (businessman)
  74. Gitahi Gachahi (ex-Ernst CEO)
  75. Denis Waweru (Faida Securities)
  76. Paul Ndung’u (Sportpesa Founder)
  77. Esther Muchemi (Samchi Group)
  78. Amos Wako (former Busia senator )
  79. Humphrey Kariuki (The Hub-Karen)
  80. Ali Korane (former Garissa governor)
  81. Alex Tolgos (former Elgeyo/Marakwet governor)
  82. Wilber Ottichilo (Vihiga governor)
  83. Granton Samboja (former Taita Taveta governor)
  84. Fahim Twaha (former Lamu governor)
  85. Dhadho Godhana (Tana River governor)
  86. Mohamed Hassan Adam (World Laparoscopy

Hospital)

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  1. Paresh Tanna (Kitale tycoon)
  2. John Lonyangapuo (former West Pokot governor)
  3. The Rai family
  4. Titus Naikuni (businessman and former KQ MD)
  5. Evans Kidero (former Nairobi governor)
  6. Joe Mucheru (former CS, ICT)
  7. Zaheer Jhander (Kisii)
  8. Joseph Njoroge (PS Transport)
  9. Ramesh Kotecha (Midland Emporium)
  10. Sarbi Singh Rai (Sarai Group)
  11. Charles Njonjo family
  12. Sammy Wakiaga (businessman)
  13. Hamed Ehsani (Village Market)
  14. Mehraz Ehsani (Village Market)
  15. Zipporah Kittony family (Kitale)
  16. Sally Kosgei (Nairobi)
  17. Henry Kosgey (Nandi Hills)
  18. Nicholas Biwott family
  19. Duncan Ndegwa family
  20. Noah Wekesa (former minister)
  21. Mike Njeru (Nairobi businessman)
  22. Abdi Guyo (Isiolo governor)
  23. Abbas Ibrahim Khalif (Kifaru Millers)
  24. Mukesh Gohil (businessman)
  25. Makau Mutua (lecturer)
  26. Friends of Raila in UK
  27. Friends of Raila in USA
  28. Friends of Raila in Germany
  29. Dharmesh Savia (CEO Tononoka Group)
  30. ‘Prophet’ David Owuor
  31. Fred Gumo (businessman)
  32. James Rege (businessman)
  33. Mahesh Patharka (Tononoka Steel)
  34. Bhart Shah (Tononoka Steel)
  35. Joshua Oigara (ex-KCB CEO)
  36. Bharat Thaktar (Scan Group)
  37. Fernandez Barasa (Kakamega governor)
  38. Ali Khan Bharat (banker)
  39. Fred Matiang’i (CS Interior)
  40. Eugene Wamalwa (CS Defence)
  41. Martha Karua (running mate)
  42. Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper party leader)
  43. John Michuki family
  44. Nginyo Kariuki family.
  45. Amos Kimunya
  46. Ken Ogeto (Solicitor General)
  47. Peter Kuguru
  48. Mohammed Sajjad
  49. Grace Wambui Nyachae – (wife of late Simon Nyachae)
  50. Jaswqati Rai (Rai Family).
  51. Joe Wanjui (UAP Insurance)
  52. Adris Abdirahman (Mombasa)
  53. Mwenda Thuranira (Myspace Properties)
  54. Bernard Odhiambo (Mombasa businessman)
  55. Eddy Njoroge (Former Ken Gen CEO
  56. Sammy Wakiaga Businessman)
  57. Hamed Ehsani (Village Market)
  58. Granton Samboja (Former Taita governor)
  59. Simon Ntasikoi Nonkanas (Kajiado tycoon)
  60. Late Charles Njonjo family
  61. Stanley Munga Gichunguri (Nairobi Safari Club)
  62. Abdi Guyo
  63. Abbas Ibrahim Khalif (Kifaru Millers)
  64. Mukesh Gohil (businessman)
  65. Makau Mutua (scholar)
  66. Late Charles Njonjo family
  67. Zipporah Kittony family (Kitale)
  68. Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper party leader)
  69. Henry Kosgey (Nandi Hills)
  70. Late Nicholas Biwott family
  71. The Duncan Ndegwa family
  72. Noah Wekesa (Former minister)
  73. Mike Njeru (Nairobi businessman)
  74. Bharat Thaktar (Scan Group)
  75. Fernandez Barasa (Kakamega governor)
  76. Ali Khan Bharat (banker)
  77. Fred Matiang’i (CS Interior)
  78. Eugene Wamalwa (CS Defence)
  79. Gideon Muriuki (MD Cooperative Bank)
  80. Harun Mwau (businessman)
  81. Chris Kirubi family
  82. Michael Joseph (chair Kenya Airways and Safaricom

PLC board)

  1. Joshua Oigara (former CEO Kenya Commercial

Bank)


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