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Musicians who own private jets in Kenya

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Chris Adwar

Chris Adwar is a Kenyan politician and former member of parliament for Turbo constituency. He represents the Jubilee Party in the National Assembly. He was elected on a platform that included fighting corruption and improving infrastructure in his constituency.

Adwar graduated from Kenya College of Accountancy (KCA) with an accounting degree, and later earned a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA).

Alice Kamande

Alice Kamande is a gospel singer based in Nairobi. She got her jet from her fans, who bought it for her after being impressed with the music she makes. Alice loves to travel and has been all over the world.

She’s also very talented; if you want to keep up with Alice’s latest moves, be sure to check out her Instagram or Twitter accounts!

Willy Paul Msafi

Willy Paul Msafi, popularly known as ‘Willy Paul’, is a Kenyan singer and song writer. He is a controversial gospel singer who has stirred his fair share of controversy.

Willie Paul owns a private jet that was bought for KSh 10 million (US $100,000). The jet was bought in April 2024 and it can hold up to 7 people at once. Willie Paul’s career started in 2009 when he joined Huddah Monroe on her concert tour along with other young artistes such as Jay Kay and Waje. In 2010, Willie signed with Uhuru Records but later left after working with them for two years due to disagreements regarding his album releases.

Currently he is signed to YBNL record label founded by Olamide in 2024 following which his career took off again due to the popularity gained from the label’s artists such as Davido who featured on one of Willy Paul’s songs titled “Gimme Love”.”

Uhuru Kenyatta

Uhuru Kenyatta is the son of Jomo Kenyatta, the first president of Kenya and the country’s flag-bearer in 1963. He inherited his father’s private jet when he died in 1978.

The jet is a Boeing 737-700 and its registration number is 5Y-KSK. It has been used by Uhuru Kenyatta to travel on several occasions including for family vacations as well as official state visits abroad.

Esther Mwaipaja

Esther Mwaipaja, CEO of Centum Investments and the daughter of a former Kenyan president, owns more than one private jet. In fact, she owns two! The first was a Bombardier Challenger 604 with the registration number 5Y-KAK that she bought for $19 million in 2006; this plane is equipped with a spa and separate bedroom suite. Her second aircraft is a Bombardier Global Express XRS that was purchased for $35 million in 2007; it comes complete with leather seats and an entertainment system featuring Sony LCD screens throughout.

Mwaipaja has been awarded as one of Forbes’ World’s 100 Most Powerful Women every year since 2009 (except 2016), making her the only African woman to make this prestigious list every year since its inception in 2004 until now.[1]

There are many private jets in Kenya

  • Although the number of private jets in Kenya remains relatively small compared to other countries, there are notable players.
  • Kenya Airways was the first company to operate a private jet in Kenya when it purchased a Boeing 737-200 for use by its chairman Daniel Tumwa. This aircraft has since been sold and replaced with newer models, like a Boeing 737-900ER which carried over 200 passengers on its inaugural flight.
  • Other examples of these high-capacity aircraft include an Airbus A319 owned by Microlink International Bank Limited, an Embraer Lineage 1000EQ (formerly owned by Safaricom), and two Bombardier Global Express 6000s operated by Equity Group Holdings Limited and Centum Investment Co Ltd (CICL).

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