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10 highest paid CEOs in Kenya and their salaries in 2021 ▷ Kenya News

Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) are among the most influential people in the corporate world. Usually, they make critical decisions that can either contribute to the success or failure of an organization. Their position is the highest in a company; hence they can only report to the Board of Directors. Kenyan CEOs are paid millions in salary, making them among the highest paid individuals in the country. Can you guess who are the highest paid CEOs in Kenya as of 2021?

Gideon Muriuki of CBK (L) and Joshua Oigara of KCB (R). Photo: @Odawa, @BD_Africa (modified by author)
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Kenyan CEOs are paid handsomely, explaining their lavish lifestyles and positions in society. The majority of them own several properties in different parts of the country. Also, others drive the latest and expensive rides and lives in the wealthiest Kenyan suburbs. Funny enough, some are hardly seen in the public limelight.

10 highest paid CEOs in Kenya

Chief Executive Officers of financial institutions, telecom companies, airlines, and insurance firms are among the highest-paid in 2021. They take home millions in salaries every month. Also, some companies offer them high allowances and bonuses. Below is the list of the highest-paid CEOs based on their monthly salaries:

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1. Gideon Muriuki – Ksh 31.37 million

highest paid CEOs in Kenya
Co-op Bank’s MD Gideon Muriuki. Photo: @BD_Africa
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Gideon Muriuki is the current CEO of the Co-operative Bank of Kenya (CBK). He joined the commercial banking company in 1996. Over the years, he has risen through different positions to become the Group Managing Director (MD) and CEO. Interestingly, he assumed the role in 2001, making him among the longest-serving CEOs of the company.

Muriuki boasts of over three decades of banking experience. Perhaps, this explains why he is the CEO with the highest salary in Kenya as of 2021. His monthly salary is Ksh 31.37 million; this makes him roughly…

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