ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula have been caught up in a shameful scandal in which the two billionaires defaulted on Sh10,000 owed to a Nairobi artist.
The revelations were brought to light by activist Boniface Mwangi, who shared that the duo obtained self-portraits form the artist identified as Ali Hassan. Promising to pay o0nly to fail to honour their word.
Also roped into the matter was Senator Wetangula’s Personal Assistant (PA) who was listed as one of the public personalities who had defaulted on the delivered portraits.
“Hey Musalia Mudavadi and Wetangula please pay Ali who drew your portraits. He says you never paid. It’s only Sh10,000. You have his number.
“Wetangula while at it, ask your PA Chris Mandu to pay for his too. It’s shameful to take advantage of him. If you can’t pay, don’t take it,” Mwangi fired.
Billionaires whocant afford Ksh 10,000
The baffling allegations are shameful to say the list as the two leaders are ranked among Kenya’s high-net worth individuals with multi-billion shilling investments spread across the country.
The Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader and former Vice President is estimated to be worth more than Sh24 billion with some reports suggesting that he made half of this wealth (Sh10 billion) between 2002-2013 when he was actively in government, including a five-year stint as Deputy Prime Minister.
His Nairobi residence alone was valued at Sh250 million as of 2017.
He is also among the few politicians who own a chopper whose value is estimated at Sh300 million.
Other assets include investments in banks, insurance, property and residential apartments on Riverside.
Wetangula who is the Ford-K party leader on the other hand is valued at a net worth of Sh2.4 billion.
He makes his money from a number of properties along Ngong Road in Nairobi and his law firm, Wetangula, Adan, Makokha & Company Advocates.