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Presidential heirs: The exciting lives of 5 African popular first sons

Meet the next generation of powerful men, the presidential heirs.

Their powerful fathers and the influence they command have thrust them into the limelight. Some of the first sons are known for their leadership skills and others for their ostentatious lifestyle.

Here are a few things you need to know about the five influential first sons from Africa.

Nick Ruto

Nick Ruto
Nick Ruto during a community project tour

Nick Ruto is the eldest son of President William Ruto.

He is a lawyer by profession and was admitted to the bar by Chief Justice David Maraga to the bar as Advocates of the High Court of Kenya.

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He has a career of his own: being a businessman and a professional lawyer. He is a great supporter of his father in politics.

Now branded a rich kid, Nick’s wealth is estimated to be millions he has acquired through business involvement.

He is also known for getting involved in youth empowerment programs, especially on the coast, to end the drug crisis in the country.

Teodoro Nguema

Teddy Nguema
Teddy Nguema is known for showing off his posh lifestyle

Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue is the Vice President of Equatorial Guinea since 2016.

He was born on June 25, 1968, and his nickname is Teodorin but on social media, he is known as Teddy Nguema.

Teodoro is the son of Teodoro Obiang, the authoritarian leader of Equatorial Guinea.

He is known for his flamboyant lifestyle.

He was appointed to numerous government positions by his father’s regime, including Minister of Agriculture and Forestry and “Second Vice-President”, in charge of defence and security, in May 2012.

He was promoted to the position of First Vice-President in June 2016.

He has been the subject of a number of international criminal charges and sanctions for alleged embezzlement and corruption.

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Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe Jr and the late dad, ex-president Robert Mugabe
Robert Mugabe Jr and the late dad, ex-president Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe is president Mugabe’s son.

He is known for his flamboyant lifestyle.

The controversial first son has been flaunting his father’s cash all over social media claiming his father is very rich.

Robert never shies from showing off his expensive designer items like his Rolls Royce and Bentley, or waterproof Rolex watches, and his moments in private jets.

He also owns an expensive clothing range in South Africa.

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Moulay Hassan

Moulay Hassan
Moulay Hassan

Moulay Hassan is the elder son of King Mohammed VI of Morocco and one of the youngest to come to the leadership position.

Moulay Hassan was the youngest participant at the One Planet Summit in France in 2017, where he gained international acclaim. In this respect, he is following in his father’s footsteps.

On June 28, 2019, Moulay Hassan represented King Mohammed VI at the operations launch ceremony of the new port Tanger Med II, cementing Tanger-Med as a leading port and vital asset to the Mediterranean.

He is a polyglot who speaks several languages, including Arabic, French, English and Spanish.

He obtained his baccalaureate in 2020 and joined the Faculty of Governance and Economic and Social Sciences (FGSES), an affiliate of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Ben Guerir.

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General Muhoozi Kainerugaba

General Muhoozi Kainerugaba is the son of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.

Muhoozi has been making headlines in Kenya after claiming that it can take him a few days to capture Nairobi.

In addition, Muhoozi 2007 commanded the decisive defeat of the ADF in Bundibugyo, in an operation where 80 enemy forces and the ADF’s third in command were killed in action.

In 2008 he was deployed as Second-In-Command of “Operation Lightning Thunder” in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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