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4 Rich Kenyan kids who have bagged government appointments

By Wangu Kanuri November 8th, 2022 2 min read

Children of politicians and senior leaders in organisations have often been questioned on whether their appointments are based on competency or connections.

Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) have never shied from questioning their lucrative appointments with a narrative being coined on how they landed the jobs.

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Here are some of them that have caused an online frenzy:

Chanelle Kittony

She was named to the County Executive Committee (CEC) Gender, Youth Sports and Culture in Trans Nzoia County.

Ms Kittony is the daughter of Nairobi Security’s Exchange chairman Kiprono Kittony who doubles up as the former Radio Africa chairman. 

Charlene Ruto

The third born of President William Ruto was seen last week transversing counties with some claiming that her role in helping her dad to clinch victory on August 9th paid off.

In her speech in Morocco, Charlene championed the bottom-up economic model, adopted by her dad.

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Kennedy Musyoka Kalonzo

Son to Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Kennedy served in the East African Legislative Assembly (2017-2022).

With his dream being to be an ambassador, even though he dreaded the bureaucratic route of rising to the top of the diplomacy ladder, Kennedy trashed critics who claimed that he got the EALA job thanks to his father’s connections.

In an interview with Nation, Kennedy shared that he wanted the job (EALA) because of the frustrations he went through when working on a regional project, which he refuses to name.

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Winnie Odinga

She actively campaigned for her father Raila Odinga putting a brave fight on socials and sometimes accompanying him in the rallies.

Although she was nominated as a member of the East African Legislative Assembly, Ms Winnie shared that she will be retreating to her communication firm.

“And after the polls, I have gone back to my communication firm, The Brick House Counsel, where we do social, political and corporate campaigns powered by accurate date. This is also the best place to absorb some of our able staff from the campaign secretariat,” she said.

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