Flying high in the heart of Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Ministry as a Cabinet Administrative Secretary, Ababu Namwamba cuts an image of one of the few prominent figures in the country who knows a thing or two about class.
His dressing sense, attractive and confident personality coupled with his notable achievements in Kenya’s political space at a ‘tender age, makes him one of the most successful and yet a humble leader worth the admiration of any youth.
When Nairobi Leo did some digging into Ababu’s reclusive life, which he adopted after joining the cabinet in 2017, we were met with a mesmerizing stare of his rich and still growing empire.
They say money can't buy you happiness or taste, but it can buy you a whole heap of stuff – and when you own a mega-mansion in the exclusive Karen neighbourhood of Nairobi, a man of Ababu’s stature will tell you it’s all about making the right calculations in life.
Sitting on one acre of prime land, the multiple zone home with 11 bedrooms, a swimming pool and wide lawns is no doubt one of the most innovative contemporary bungalows of our recent times.
The state-of-the-art mansion is a spectacular piece of masterful architecture and it stands meters away from where the who is who in Kenya live.
For your information, taking a vantage position at Ababu’s jaw-dropping Karen mansion will give you a panoramic view of the exquisite homes of Deputy President William Ruto, ODM leader Raila Odinga, former Vice President and Kalonzo Musyoka.
On the current market value, it would fetch no less than Kshs 250 million to acquire an exact copy of the mansion.
Besides, Ababu owns an iconic residence in Magoye Beach in Budalangi which serves as his rural Home.
Who is Ababu
For starters, Ababu is a lawyer by profession, trained at the University of Nairobi followed by post-graduate studies in international law at an American University, Washington College of Law.
A Fulbright scholar and Hubert Humphrey Fellow, Ababu has been Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports, MP who held significant positions in the National Assembly for 10 years and has been in legal practice since 2000.
With investments across the board, including in blue-chip firms like Coop Bank and Safaricom. Jingsh-Ababu Attorneys is a top partnership International law practice.
Another of his significant investments is his Che's Bay Restaurants in Busia that ranks first among equals.
The unique eatery can accommodate more than 1500 guests and has more than 300 rooms.