Businessman Jimi Wanjigi reveals he doesn’t check his bank account balance
Wanjigi was speaking during an interview with NTV’s Salim Swaleh who asked party presidential aspirant Safina if he was ready to divulge his wealth.
He was often seen in high-end cars in addition to owning a fortress in the outcropping suburb of Muthaiga built for 1 billion shillings.
Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland is not an ordinary school. The educational institution is popularly known as the “School of Kings” for its royal and distinguished alumni and is said to be the most expensive private school in the world where the annual tuition (including boarding) s amounted to 113,000 dollars (15 million shillings).
“In our African society, a man who owns cows does not have the right to count the number of cattle he owns. It’s a taboo.
“Similarly, I don’t look at my bank account balance to see how much money I have. I don’t look at the value of the land I own either. It’s a practice in Western countries.” Wanjigi dodged the question.
He stressed, however, that the most essential thing for him is that his family’s needs are met.
“I am just an ordinary Kenyan. I have two children and as a family they have a roof over their heads, food to eat. I count myself lucky because many people even lack food.
“So let’s not focus on how much money someone has, but rather how to help those who lack“, said the businessman.
Wanjigi, who is vying for the presidency on a Safina party ticket, said his administration would bring new ideas, unlike his competitors who have served in government for years.
“You cannot use the same strategies and expect different results. They have been in power and the results are the poor quality of life we have now. They should now come out so we can get a fresh pair of hands,”, explained Wanjigi.