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My net worth is Sh544 million, says Kithure Kindiki

Cabinet nominee for Interior and National Administration Kithure Kindiki says he is worth about Sh544 million.

Appearing before the Parliamentary Committee of Appointments for vetting on Tuesday, Prof Kindiki said that his sources of income include law practice, businesses, and consultancy.

“My Net worth is Sh544 million. At the moment, I am an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, and I practice law.

I am also a business person running several SMEs, and I am also a consultant for local and international organisations,” he told the committee chaired by National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula.

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He explained that the Sh544million is made up of land and buildings that are worth around Sh165 million and bank deposits of about Sh50 million, investments in shares, and deposits at five different Saccos.

“I have practiced law for 22 years, I have never been involved in any professional misconduct,” he said.

He denied that he fought hard to be President William Ruto’s running mate.

“It is not true that I fought hard to be a running mate. There was no shock because it was a privilege to be on that shortlist and to be a runner-up. I have no problem working under deputy president Rigathi Gachagua and President William Ruto,” he added.

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The former Tharaka Nithi Senator joins a list of 5 other Cabinet Secretary nominees who have declared their wealth before the parliamentary committee.

On Monday, Prime Cabinet Secretary nominee Musalia Mudavadi was the first to face the vetting panel. He disclosed that his net worth is Sh4 billion.

He was followed by Attorney General nominee Justin Muturi who said he is worth Sh700million, and Defence Cabinet Secretary Nominee Aden Duale, who said he is worth Sh851 million.

Others were foreign affairs CS nominee Alfred Mutua who is worth Sh420 million, and Water and Sanitation CS nominee Alice Wahome who said she is worth Sh218 million.

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