LIST OF HELICOPTER OWNERS IN KENYA 2023.
Owning a chopper in Kenya comes at a high cost which continues to escalate considering rise in technology and economic developments. The chopper arrives in the country, shipped or airlifted in parts and is assembled locally. The cheapest chopper today goes for Ksh 350 Million with a fuel consumption of at least Ksh 30,000 per hour. Parking at Wilson Airport for instance comes at a damage of at least Ksh 1,000. See the list of few Kenyans who own choppers and control the Kenyan airspace at their own leisure.
1. UHURU KENYATTA
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Uhuru Kenyatta is the fourth President of Kenya who took over power from Mwai Kibaki in 2013. He retired in 2022. Uhuru is the Jubilee Party leader, son of first president of the Republic of Kenya Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. He has served in previous capacities as KANU chair and Minister for Finance. He is into a number of business among them farming.
2. WILLIAM RUTO
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William Ruto is the fifth president of the Republic of Kenya, having been elected in August 2022.He is equally a former Deputy President who was elected with Uhuru Kenyatta in 2013. He previously served as Minister for Home Affairs, Minister for Agriculture and Minister for Higher Education during his different roles in Government. Currently he is the Kenyan Head Of State and Government.Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and also the party leader for ruling party United Democratic Alliance (UDA). The President is into farming, hotel business and insurance.
3. MUSALIA MUDAVADI
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Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi is a Kenyan Politician and land economist currently serving as the Prime Cabinet Secretary of Kenya. He is the party leader of Amani National Congress (ANC), one of the founding political parties of Kenya Kwanza Alliance. Mudavadi has formerly served as Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Local Government, Minister for Finance, Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Transport, Communication and Information.The former Sabatia Mp has invested in insurance, Banking, Real estate, Energy among others.
4. RAILA ODINGA
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Raila Amollo Odinga is the Former Prime Minister of Kenya from 2008 to 2013. He served as Langata MP since 1992 all the way upto 2013.Raila is the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party Leader, the most followed politician and presidential candidate in Kenya. He is the co-leader of Azimio Coalition together with Forner President Uhuru Kenyatta. The most proficient Leader of opposition.
Raila Odinga has served as African Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development. He has previously been Minister for Roads, Public Works and Housing. He was cabinet secretary for Energy also. Raila Amollo Odinga has invested in Oil & Gas, Land, Manufacturing and Real Estate.
5. PETER KENNETH
Peter Kenneth is former Mp for Gatanga Constituency in Muranga’ County. He has been Assistant Minister for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030 from 2008 to 2012.Likewise he was Assistant Minister for Cooperate Development 2005 to 2007.In 2012 he contested for presidency with Kenya National Congress ticket and emerged fourth. The lawyer by profession has invested in banking, insurance, shares. He is a senior member of the famous Boys Club.
6. JOSHUA KULEI
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The Prison Warden who became a Billionare after many years of serving President Daniel Arap Moi as private secretary in charge of finance and business. Joshua Kulei has invested heavily on Real Estate Agriculture and Agribusiness, Hospitality, Tourism, Media, Insurance, Mining, Education and Security.
7. NARENDRA RAVAL “GURU”.
Mr. Narendra Raval alias Guru is an Industrial Enterpreneur and Philanthropist since 1986. He is Executive Chairman of the Devki Group of Companies. He deals in manufacturing of Steel and Cement. He has interest in Aluminium by extention.
8. IAN MUMANO
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Ian Mumano is the Chief Executive Officer and pilot. He owns Lady Lori Kenya Limited. A renown Kenyan businessman in the Aviation and air transport business.
9. KALONZO MUSYOKA
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Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka is the 10th vice president of Kenya between 2008 and 2013.Kalonzo is the Wiper Democratic Movement party leader. The lawyer by profession has served as Minister, Assistant Minister and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly. He was Minister for Foreign Affairs and also Minister for Education. Kalonzo also served as Environment Minister.The former Kitui North Mp has invested in farming, law firm, real estate and shares.
10. EPHRAIM MAINA
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Ephraim Maina is a Kenyan politician. He represents Mathira Constituency and also served as Nyeri Senator. He is the founder of Kirinyaga Construction, a construction company in Kenya offering a chain of services such as Water, Sanitation and General Engineering e. g supply, installation and maintainance associated with electrical and Mechanical works.
Samuel Kamau Macharia alias SK Macharia is the founder and chairman of Royal Media Services. One of the leading largest private radio and television networks in Kenya.
SK was previously employed as a provincial Local Government Finance Officer in the Ministry of Local Government. He worked with the Industrial and Commercial Development Corporation (ICDC) and Kenya Industrial Estates (KIE)
12. CAPTAIN NEWTON OSIEMO
Captain Newton Osiemo is the founding director of Westwind Aviation Limited. He is also the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Wilken Group Limited. He has interests in geothermal power and exploration.
13. GIDEON MOI
Gideon Moi is a Kenyan Politician and former Senator Baringo County 2013 – 2022.He is the KANU Party leader son of the second president of Kenya Daniel Arap Moi. Gideon Moi owns several companies and properties spread across Kenya and Abroad.
He ha invested heavily on Agriculture, Finance, Real Estate, Media, Transport, Banking, Stocks, Shares and Telecommunications.