Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri is the richest Cabinet Secretary in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s cabinet with property worth 798M shillings. Kiunjuri is closely followed by Water CS Simon Chelugui whose worth stands at 796M shillings. Both Kiunjuri and Chelugui have actively taken part in elective politics and are currently close allies of DP William Ruto. Whereas CS Mwangi Kiunjuri has been an MP and the leader of the Grand National Unity Party, which he used to vie for the Laikipia Gubernatorial seat, Samson Chelugui vied for the Baringo senatorial seat in 2017 under the Jubilee ticket.
According to a report in the Business Daily, Kiunjuri who is also Laikipia West Member of Parliament cited land and buildings in Nanyuki, Sagana and Nairobi as his sources of wealth.He made his wealth public after the government issued a directive to have all nominees to government positions declare their wealth in a bid to curb corruption.
On the other hand, CS Simon Chelugui a former director of the Betting Control and Licensing Board, revealed before the Parliamentary committee that he had attained his wealth through his interests in real estate, movable assets, and farming