Anna Nyokabi Muthama: Grace Wahu, Edna Clarke, Grace Wanjiku, and Mama Ngina were the four wives of Kenya’s first president, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. Former President Uhuru Kenyatta was one of his children from his fourth and youngest marriage, Ngina.
About Kenyatta’s additional wives and kids, not much is known. Just one year after his father’s death on August 22, 1978, Peter Muigai Kenyatta, the eldest son of his first wife Grace Wahu, passed away in October 1979. Peter was born in 1920.
One of the wealthiest and most powerful families in Kenya is the Kenyatta family. Over the years, numerous offspring of Jomo Kenyatta, the country’s first president, have assumed significant positions in the administration. First on the list is Uhuru Kenyatta, the Commander-in-Chief who held the position from 2013 until 2022.
Mama Ngina Kenyatta is regarded as one of the top ten richest women in Kenya because of her numerous successful business ventures that have prospered both inside and outside of Africa.
Little is known about the private lives of Uhuru Kenyatta’s siblings because they have mainly been successful in keeping out of the spotlight.
The sister of the former president of the state, Anna Nyokabi Muthama, is a businesswoman and the proprietor of the largest orchid farm in East and Central Africa.
It has come to light that Uhuru Kenyatta may have been acting in his family’s best interests rather than the interests of Kenyans when he previously pledged as head of state to secure Kenya’s share of the English flower market.
The former President was adamantly defending the move, which could bring the family billions of dollars because it is said that his sister, Anna Nyokabi Muthama, owns Manda orchids, the largest flower farm in East and Central Africa.
Kenya’s Business Directory states that she established Manda Orchids in 2004, a business that specializes in the production and marketing of cut cymbidium orchid blossoms. Manda Orchids is located in the central province of Kenya, at the base of Mount Kenya.
The state has been giving the farm special treatment and awards; in 2017, the farm won an award at the 119th Flower and Plant Show of the Kenya Horticultural Society. The farm won the “Best Display of Cut Flowers” prize during the show.
Their signature cymbidium orchid is said to be highly sought after for leaving a lasting impression on events, according to the floral farm’s website. The farm grows and provides one of the most costly and uncommon flowers, the cymbidium orchid.
The few outsiders who are allowed entry must schedule an appointment because the farm, which is located in Kiambu County at the foothills of Mount Kenya, is not easily accessible.
Nyokabi not only runs an orchid farm but is also a director of The Kenyatta Trust, an organization that provides financial aid in the form of ongoing scholarships and mentorship to underprivileged youth to educate them in academic, moral, spiritual, social, economic, and life skills.