Quiet Towns Where Kenya’s Super Rich Retire

Billionare Chris Kirubi's home in Vipingo, Kilifi County

Some of the Kenyan towns are gaining popularity as the tycoons run away from the busy city life.

Below are some of the towns that tycoons are seeking refuge;


Both President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto are believed to have their retirement in Narok, the home of the world-famous Maasai Mara.

The president allegedly has a 1000-acre piece of land that hosts his retirement home located in Oloolmongi, Lolgoran Ward. He reportedly bought the land from Olerien and Kengani group in 2020.


The County is gaining popularity in terms of retirement homes built by former politicians, civil servants and business moguls.

It could be a preferred area because it’s easy to access the capital, Nairobi, which has grown in terms of infrastructure and the presence of many tourist attraction sites.


The newly-built houses in Vipingo, Kilifi County, have attracted rich aspiring homeowners, with its collection of new and upcoming high-end residential buildings.

The houses are surrounded by golf and leisure activities, which make it more suitable for the tycoons. Already, Kenyan Billionaire Dr. Chris Kirubi has purchased a villa in the area.

Multi-millionaire and former President Daniel arap Moi’s Private Secretary Joshua Kulei is also alleged to have his home in the area.

Malindi and Diani 

These are towns of interest to wealthy tycoons especially because of the warm weather which many doctors recommend for people of advanced age. 

Malindi, for example, is home to Billionaires Resort, a luxury serviced apartment hotel, commoned by high-end travellers which is also the retirement home of former Formula One star Flavio Briatoire. 

A report by Knight Frank, a London-based real estate consultant revealed that Kenya is among the top five most popular second home locations for the wealthiest people in Africa, especially in Coastal regions.

In his sunset days, the late politician Kenneth Matiba is said to have been residing at his Diani beach cottage in his sunset years.


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