Kenya is home to thousands of churches and quite possible, uncountable – Some churches, however, do stand out due to the prominence and lifestyles of the head pastors – This list includes the Kiunas, Prophet Owuor and others Obviously, we do not have the exact figures of the net worth of these men of God. We can only speculate how much they are worth by the properties they own and in instances they have been involved in that revealed the worth of something they own.
So, let’s speculate, shall we?
1. The Kiunas
The family home in Karen, the Jubilee Christian Church in Parklands and the flashy lifestyle…need I say more?
Photos Bishop Allan and Rev Kathy Kiuna’s home made rounds on social media as rumours abound that they were even planning on installing a hanging swimming pool.
In a past interview, Rev Kathy Kiuna was quoted as saying that many in their congregation live well which obviously translated in a prosperous church and their wealthy lifestyle.
2. Rev Teresia Wairimu
Well, you only have to look at her billion shillings sanctuary in Karen opened by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Reverend Reinhard Bonnke.
The grand opening of the Faith Evangelistic Ministries Family Church was graced by dignitaries and celebrities, as well as led by special guest singer Pastor Solly Mahlangu who is famed for the Wahamba Nathi hit song.
Did I forget to mention she mentored the Kiunas? Yes, I did. And she did. Money talks.
3. Margaret Wanjiru
The Jesus Is Alive Ministries and former Starehe Member of Parliament makes the list. With plans to construct twin towers along Haile Selassie Avenue in Nairobi, she can’t miss out on the list. It is said that the construction of the building is estimated to have a budget around the billion mark.
Having made inroads into government, it can only mean she has a lot more money than we can imagine.
4. Brother Kamlesh Pattni
This ninja who was at the center of the Goldenberg (over KSh 60 billion) and Laico Regency scandals turned to the Lord and founded a church as well. Despite being Hindu, he converted to Christianity and was baptized Brother Paul Pattni. He owns a chain of airport duty-free shops and has investments in Mombasa, Nairobi and even in the Maasai Mara National Park.
His wealth knows no bounds as it was reported in 2014 that he allegedly transferred the International Casino on Nairobi’s Museum Hill in a deal worth KSh 1.2 billion.