Jimi Richard Wanjigi (born in 1962) is a Kenyan businessman and political strategist.
He is the chief executive officer of Kwacha Group of Companies, a privately held family office with interests in various sectors of the Kenyan economy including agri-business, financial services, industrials and real estate. He is however best known for being the key political strategist for Raila Odinga's 2017 election campaigns and the quiet force behind Uhuru Kenyatta's 2013 election victory.
He is currently the chief executive officer of Kwacha Group of Companies, a privately held family office with interests in various sectors of the Kenyan economy including agri-business, financial services, industrials and real estate. Jimi is a serial entrepreneur whose formal career in business begun in his early twenties when, after returning from University, he co-founded Kenya's first private garbage collection company, BINS Limited.
Jimi is a son to former kamukunji Mp, Maina Wanjigi. He's an alumnus of St. Marys School, Nairobi where his schoolmates included current president Uhuru Kenyatta and Senator Gideon Moi. After leaving school he matriculated at York University where he studied business from 1982 - 1986. Following his graduation he returned to Kenya to pursue a career in business. Jimi is married to Irene Nzisa, and their two children study at Institu Le Rosey in Switzerland
Wanjigi is in the 2022 presidential race and is surely going to give the likes of Ruto a run for their money.
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