Here are Top 10 most powerful people in kenya 2022-2023
1. Dr. William Samoei Ruto
William Samoei Ruto is the current 5th President of the Republic of Kenya. He was in jubilee party but he later shifted and he is now a member of UDA party and Kenya Kwanza Coalition. William Ruto was the acting president in Kenya from 5th to 8th October, 2014 when Uhuru Kenyatta was in Hague. William Ruto receives so much support from the Kalenjin and Kikuyu communities. He is 55 years old as of the year 2022.
2. Raila Odinga
He is a 77-year-old very influential political person in Kenya. He has been in the political phase in the country for so long, meaning that he has so much knowledge in that space. Raila Odinga is commonly known as ‘Baba’ meaning ‘father’.He is the Odm Party leader and Azimio Flag bearer for the recently concluded election. He was the opposition leader from 2013- 2018. Raila Odinga is the son to the first Vice President of Kenya, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga.
Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta is the 4th retired president of the Republic of Kenya. In other words, he is thought to be among the powerful people in Kenya because he served as the Commander-In-Chief of the Kenya Defense Forces.
He also happens to be the son of Jomo Kenyatta, the first president of the Republic of Kenya. He was the MP of Gatundu South constituency from 2002 till 2013.
He later became the Minister of Finance then the Deputy Prime Minister of Kenya from 2008 to 2013. Uhuru Kenyatta hails from the Kikuyu community in Kenya and he is loved and supported by them.He is Jubilee party leader and Lately appointed by President William Ruto to be chairman peace keeping in Kenya with its neighbors.
He was able to serve as the Senator of Bungoma county from 2013 till 2022. He is also the former Member of the National Assembly. Wetangula was also able to work as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2008 till 2010 and the Minister of Trade from 2012 to 2013. Wetangula is the party leader FORD- Kenya and he is 63 years old.He resigned as the senator Of Bungoma and elected as Speaker of the national assembly.
5. Amason Kingi
Amason Kingi Jeffah is the current Speaker of the Senate of Kenya. He is the immediate former governor of Kilifi County and belongs to the Pamoja African Alliance. Before his term as governor of Kilifi, Amason was elected to represent the Magarini Constituency in the National Assembly of Kenya during the 2007 Kenyan parliamentary election.
He is a 60-year-old former vice president of Kenya. He served as the Deputy Prime Minister of Kenya from 2008 till 2012. He has so much influence especially in the Abaluhya community.He’s Probably going to the Chief minister in the Government of president William Ruto.
6. Kalonzo Musyoka
He was the 10th Vice President of the Republic of Kenya from 2008 till 2013. He was also able to serve as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1993 to 1998 and from 2003 to 2004. He is the Wiper Democratic Party Movement leader.
7.Dr. Fred Matiang’i
Fred Matiang’i is Ex-Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Security in Kenya. He became quite powerful when he was put as the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Science and Technology and he tried his best to streamline the Kenyan Education System.
He is the IEBC Chairperson. He became very influential and powerful during the 2012- 2013 and 2022 public elections when he was in charge of the results.Chebukati is loved and hated by the public in equal measure .He will be retiring soon.
9.Martha Karambu Koome
Martha Koome was born 3 June 1960.She is a Kenyan advocate, currently serving as the Chief Justice of Kenya, and is the first woman to occupy the post.The 2022 election petition against William Ruto victory made her to be very powerful and influential in the country.
He is the current and 9th Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya. Before his current position, he worked at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC for 20 years. He is known to be a very humble person who lives a simple life.