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Evans Kidero net worth

The former Nairobi Governor is an extremely wealthy man. This is evident from court documents used in his case versus the Kenya Revenue Authority. In fact, he is among the wealthiest Kenyans you will ever meet. So, what is Evans Kidero net worth?

Like most Kenyan politicians and business people, the former governor is secretive about his wealth and family. However, like others before him such as Daniel arap Moi, Njenga Karume, the Ndegwa family, among others, court cases always open the lid on the vast wealth they hold. The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) estimates Kidero is worth a little over KES 1.9 billion. Kidero disputes this figure and claims it is inaccurate.

Court case that opened the lid on Kidero net worth

A court ordered Dr Kidero was to pay tax amounting to KES 427,269,795.00 to KRA. This ruling overturned a Tax Tribunal’s decision. Dr Kidero had argued that the monies in his accounts were part of funds raised for political campaigns.

He claimed to have agreed with the Commissioner for Domestic Taxes that such monies would not attract tax. However, it was difficult to establish the portion of funds raised for politics and the portion accruing from businesses, since they were all deposited in the same accounts.

EACC found that Dr Kidero has a range of businesses and real estate. It also accused him of siphoning money from the Mumias Sugar Company when he served as CEO. Other corruption cases relate to his time the Nairobi County Givernor between 2013 and 2017.

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List of properties owned by Evans Kidero

Yala Towers

The value of this magnificent building in the Nairobi CBD is about worth KES 1.2 billion.

Gem apartments, Rose Avenue

The value of these apartments is about KES 700 million. They are fully furnished executive apartments.

Muthaiga Heights

Muthaiga Heights is an apartment estate consisting of three blocks.  Estimates of its value stand at about KES 1 billion. Each of the three apartments has 11 three-bedroom apartments on each floor. Tenants enjoy two balconies on every apartment, ample parking, restaurants and coffee shop, health & recreation facilities as well as convenience store and servant quarters.

Gem apartments, Gigiri

The Gem Apartments are worth KES 100 million in today’s value. The diplomatic community is the largest tenant in Gigiri. Among the tenants in these apartments are staffs from American Embassy, the UN and other international organizations.

Gemsuite apartments

This property value estimate is about KES 1 billion. They are fully serviced one and two-bedroom apartments along State House Crescent. Monthly rent is KES 540,000. Jomo Gecaga, a nephew and personal aide of President Uhuru Kenyatta was among the tenants at this estate and at one time was taken to court for failing to pay rent arrears.

Other Kidero properties

Karen property

Evans Kidero owns a property valued at around KES 600 million along Ndege Road, Karen.

Nyari Estate

Nyari is another affluent estate where Evans Kidero owns four houses valued at about KES 800 million.

Muthaiga house

Kidero’s KSh 300 million mansion in the affluent neighbourhood of Muthaiga sits on half an acre piece of land. It has cathedral-themed pillars and very high ceilings borrowed from Roman architecture.

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Riverside Phase 2 houses

The value of these houses at Riverside is KES 500 million.

50 rental units in Riara valued at about KES 1 billion.

Riverside Drive house valued at KES 90 million

Rosslynn house: The value of this house at Rosslynn is about KES 100 million.

Maisonettes in Lake view, Kisumu valued at KES 200 million.

Two houses in Gigiri valued at KES 200 million.

50 acres of land in Kisumu valued at KES 100 million.

Parcels of land in Homa Bay and Kisumu.

Eleven high-end vehicles.

We derive the list is from a presentation in court by the EACC, listing known properties of Dr Evans Kidero and his holding companies. Kidero insists his properties are worth about KES 500 million and he developed most through loans taken using his trading companies.

Dr Evans Kidero is looking to get back into politics and is contesting for the Homa Bay County governorship as an independent candidate. This follows ODM’s decision to give a direct ticket to Gladys Wanga.