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Like William Ruto, Here Are Politicians Who Have Rose From Poverty Line

In Kenya politicians are among the richest people in the country hence many Kenyans wish to one day in the life be elected leaders to enjoy the benefits that comes from it and be able to work for the weak in society.

To be a politician or any other influencial person you have to start from somewhere and no doubt you start from the poverty line where you only struggle to meet basic needs. William Ruto in his story, he has always said that he rose from poor when he began his journey by selling chicken in the roadside, improved his business to the earn currently 1.5million daily from the poultry keeping.

Not only William Ruto who has the story but also several other politicians as shown below;

1. Simba Arati

He is the current member of parliament for Dagoretti North in Nairobi who has turned his attention to the Kisii gubernatorial seat. Simba Arati has always told his story that after he did his secondary examination, he went to Nairobi where he used to sell Sukuma wiki to finance his diploma in tourism, he says that no single market in Nairobi he has not sold Sukuma Wiki.

2. Babu Owino

The Embakasi East lawmaker though from a humble background rose courtesy of his sharp mind to the University of Nairobi where he became the students president and now a member of Parliament.

3. Ndidi Nyoro

The Kiharu legislator has risen from below the poverty line to become one of the millionaires in the country. Born of a peasant mother and father carpenter, Nyoro started his dream of becoming a successful businessman by building a small kiosk near their home when he was in class six but his father pressured him to quit and concentrate on his studies, at high school, Nyoro used to buy sweets with his two hundred shilling pocket money and sell them to his schoolmates at higher price and opened a saving account by then.

Nyoro joined Kenyatta university in 2005 and opened a restaurant that later collapsed due to lack of running cost, he ventured into stock broking which turned him to a millionaire politician today with close to four business empires.


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Babu Owino Embakasi East Nairobi Simba Arati William Ruto


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