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How Kenneth Matiba sunk from a billionaire politician to poverty - 10 months ago, 16 Apr 12:12

By: Nairobian Reporter

He was among the handful of youngsters who were well educated at independence. Like Obama senior, the world lay at his feet. Ambitious, abrasive and a no nonsense and hands on manager, Kenneth Stanley Njindo Matiba became a permanent secretary while still in his 20s before quitting to join Kenya Breweries. An astute businessman and investor, he built a vast empire in hotel industry, notably on sand-swept Diani Beach. He also established top-tier schools that attracted the children of the mighty. A restless soul, politics was inevitable and in no time, he became a central figure in Gikuyu and national politics and a powerful KANU era cabinet minister. But his road to down fall began when he resigned in a huff following rigged party elections and became an opposition figure. The young don’t know and don’t care who is. The old have long moved on. So, Kenneth Stanley Njindo Matiba, ...
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