David Murathe is the former MP of Gatanga, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s best right-hand man and a political strategist. He is also Jubilee Party’s vice chairman.
Apart from politics, the former Gatanga Member of Parliament is a loving father and an astute businessman. Here is the biography of the man causing political jitters in DP Ruto’s camp.
David Murathe is the son of the famous late William Gatuhi Murathe who owned the famous Nairobi Murathe wines and spirits. He is married to faith Murathe. David Murathe has two known daughters called Waturi Murathe and June Tuto.
Murathe is an alumnus of Nairobi school and not St Mary’s School, Nairobi as reported by a section of the media. He went on to join the University of Nairobi where he studied political science.
David Murathe started his career at the University of Nairobi where he studied political science. He was involved in the 1982 coup and him together with other students involved were detained. He is the former Member of Parliament of Gatanga.
He is alleged that Murathe, some years back, sold his seat to SK Macharia for 10 million Kenyan shillings in exchange for his resignation. He however later denied these rumors.
Back In the year 2005, Murathe was battling auctioneers, and to save his skin he filed for bankruptcy over a kes50 million loan. His fortunes have since changed and he doesn’t have to look over his shoulders anymore.
In an article published in the Standard newspaper, Murathe is painted as a wheeler-dealer who survives on ‘Brokerage fees’ and ‘facilitation fees’ for deals to the tune of billions. He is the go-between person between the Chinese aficionados and the government.
The JP vice chairman resides in the posh Garden Estate.
3: Net Worth
His net worth is estimated to be roughly 500 million Kenyan shillings. He is rumored that he constructed flats off Garden Estate Road.
David Murathe was born in 1958. That means he is 62 years by 2020. His father is the late William Gatuhi Murathe, a well known wealthy Thika businessman who owned Murathe Wines & Spirits. The senior Murathe died in April 2017.