TOP 20 BIGGEST LAND OWNERS IN KENYA

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Below is the list of top 20 biggest land owners in Kenya

  1. KENYATTA

The Kenyatta’s family is believed to be largest land owners in Kenya. Forbes reported that Kenyatta’s family own 500,000 acres of land in different part of Kenya. Although in 2013 presidential election debate, former president Uhuru Kenyatta was asked to declare the total land owned by the family. Uhuru said that the family owned around 30,000 acres of land in Taita Taveta.

  • LATE FORMER PRESIDENT DANIEL ARAP MOI FAMILY

The former Daniel Arap Moi, who served the county from 1978 to 2002, acquired large land in his time in the office.

The following are the land owned by Daniel Arap Moi family;

  • Bahati, nakuru county 20,000acres
  • Kabarak 1,600 acres
  • Olenguruone,nakuru county 20,000acres
  • Molo 20,000 acres
  • Ol pejeta 50.000acres
  •  LATE FORMER PRESIDENT KIBAKI FAMILY

The late former president Kibaki family owns the following lands.

  • Gingalily farm along the nakuru-solai road 1,200acres
  • Igwamiti 10,000 acre
  • Rumuruti in naivasha 10,000acres
  • Ruare ranch 1,600 acres
  • Nanyuki 20,000 acres
  • KUKI GALLMAN

Kuki Gallman is an Italian baroness. Kuki and her late husband Paolo Gallman bought the land in 1974. After the death of the husband and the son in 1980 and 1983 respectively. In 1984, she transformed the land into a reserve the ranch is called Ol Ari Nyoro Ranch a massai name which means the place of dark waters. She owns the following land;

  • Laikipia 100,000 acres
  • ALEC AND JOYCELYNE WILDENSTEIN

Owns land in Ol Jogi 67,000 acres.

  • JACKIE KENYON

She owns the private cattle ranch by the name Mogwooni Ranch. The land is 40,000 acres

  • CRAIG FAMILY

Owns 45,000 acres of land

  • GILFRID POWYS

He owns the following lands;

  • Borana ranch 35,000 acres
  • Kisima ranch 70,000 acres
  • CHARLES NJONJO

Charles Njonjo is the former attorney general. He owns the following land.

  • Solio ranch 100,000 acres
  • OL-PEJETA RANCH

The land is located between Mt Kenya and the Aberdare range.the land as had several owners over the years. It was first owned by Lord Delamere and his partnerMarcus Wickam Byanton ni early 20th century. Later on FFI worked with Lewa Wilddlife conservancy and converted the land into a national land trust, and is today a conservancy. The land is 92,000 acres.

  1. COLIN FRANCOMBE 

He owns the ranch called Ole Malo Ranch. The land is 100,000 acres.

  1. THE LATE ISAIAH MATHENGE

Isaiah Mathenge is the former provisional commissioner of the costal region. He owns the following lands;

  • Seremwai estate 10,000acres
  • Manyagalo ranch in meru 10,000
  • LATE NJENGA KARUME

James Karume was a Kenyan businessman and politician. He owns the following lands;

  • Molo 20,000 acres
  • Naivasha 16,000 acres
  • LATE MUNENE KAIRO

He was Kieni Member of Parliament. He owned the following land.

  • Samburu buru ranch 24,000acres
  • JEREMY BLOCK

Jeremy acquired the land in the year 2000.

  • 30,000 acres
  • WILLY KOMEN

The former Rongai Member of Parliament, he owns the following lands;

  • 10,000 acres neighboring late Moi Kibaki
  • 4,800 acres in Njoro
  • SIMEON NYACHAE

He owns the 10,000 acres of land.

  1. THE LATE MBIYU KOINANGE

Mbiyu Koinange was a minister in President Kenyatta’s era. He owns the following land.

  • Mau Narok 10,000 acres
  • SAMUEL GICHURU

Samuel is the former managing director of Kenya power and lighting company limited. He owns the following land;

  • Gitomwa farm 10,000 acres
  • ISHMAEL CHELANGA

Ishmael if the former PC owns the following land.

  • Chepchomo farm 18,000 acres

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