French statesman Charles de Gaulle once stated that politics is too serious a matter to be left to politicians.
His witty observation appears to be true of the Kenyan situation as revealed in a soon-to-be-published book written by former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka.
In Against All Odds, Musyoka brings out the role of the business class in resolving political disputes and in maintaining sanity in the county.
Here are some of the billionaire businessmen who pull the political strings in Kenya:
1. Chris Kirubi
He is perhaps Kenya’s most famous businessmen but his influence in shaping political and economic policies remains a top secret.
So powerful is he that French newspaper Le Monde, recently named him as one of the three Kenyan leaders who were being spied on by the British government.
Musyoka lists him as one of the businessmen who had been asking him to support President Mwai Kibaki in the general election to ensure a peaceful process.
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