Humphrey Kariuki: Africa Spirits Ltd owner unmasked

Billionaire Humphrey Kariuki. His alcohol factory was raided and shutdown by police. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Mr Kariuki studied at Nairobi School and Kagumo High School before joining Central Bank of Kenya when he was only 19 as a clerk.
  • Mr Kariuki says he made some “decent income” at Central Bank and that he ventured into the business world by importing cars.
  • Mr Kariuki ventured into wines and spirits distributorship through Wines of the World Limited as the distributor for Jack Daniels, Bacardi and the Edrington Group.

When police raided Humphrey Kariuki’s multimillion alcohol empire in Thika town last week, the world of Kenya’s most reclusive billionaire was opened for all to see.


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