A village in Kangema, Murang’a County, could perhaps boast being the richest locality in the country considering that a good number of Kenyan billionaires hail from the area.
Rwathia Village is home to Equity Bank chairman Peter Munga, CEO James Mwangi, investment banker Jimnah Mbaru and Britam boss Benson Wairegi.
Prominent businessman Gerald Gikonyo, the late Gerishon Kirima and industrialist Chris Kirubi are also natives of the Central Kenya village.
Interestingly, Mr Munga, Mwangi and Britam boss Wairegi have worked together as village men to amass their wealth.
The trio shares board directorship in companies such as Equity, Britam and Housing Finance.
They also own billions of shares at the Nairobi Stock Exchange in various companies across various sectors.
According to Mr Munga, the secret to a successful business is knowing what the business is and staying focussed, then eventually everything will neatly fall into place.
In an interview with a local daily, Mr Munga divulged that among them, there were no brokers and they conduct their businesses as gentlemen.
“No brokers (among us). We don’t undercut each other. We don’t sabotage or willingly do something to hurt each other’s business or establishments. It is an unspoken rule that guides how we relate with each other in both business and personal life. That is why you never see us quarrelling in public,” the Equity Bank chairman expressed.
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