|Real Name/Full Name
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|Kipkabus, Ausin Gishu
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|88 years old
|In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
|In Kilograms – 87 Kg
In Pounds – 191 lbs
|Father – unknown
Mother – unknown
|Former politician and farmer
|Ksh6 Billion/$56 Million
Mzee Kibor, as he was popularly known, was a Kenyan billionaire. He was one of the wealthiest businessmen in Kenya. He was a retired politician and also a prominent farmer whose origin is Ausin Gishu. He was a former KANU chairman and was a friend of the former president, the late Daniel Arap Moi. Before his death, he had amassed his wealth from the large tracts of land and other property that he owned.
Biography and Early Life
Mzee Kibor was born in Kipkabus, Ausin Gishu county in1934, but the exact date and month he didn’t reveal. He had not disclosed much about his family, but shortly before his mother’s death, he moved to Nandi County with him. Later he returned to Kipkabus, where he began doing casual jobs at a tanning facility because of the financial problems he was facing. After leaving his job here, he went for another job as a lorry driver for the late millionaire, Jonathan Kibogy, still from Ausin Gishu. He was paid Ksh 75 every month in 1958, five years before Kenya gained independence from the British colonialists.
Mzee Jackson Kibor did not receive one of the best education. He dropped out of class five in 1957 because he could not raise the 1.50 shillings every year to pay for his school fees. He was employed as a herds boy and also a driver on the same farm. Although he had a horrible background, this did not stop him from becoming the wealthy man he is today.
Personal Life: Wife, Kids, Children, Wives, Sons, Daughters
Mzee Kibor had a large family. He had four wives, and the youngest of his wives was known as Eunita. After he divorced his two wives, Naomi Jeptoo and Jepkoech, in a span of 14 months, he became the talk of the town. Jepkoech had been his wife for 52 years before he divorced her. They had five children together. Kibor accused his wife of being cruel and denying him conjugal rights. On the other hand, Jepkoech defended, saying that Kibor, who was by then 83 changed after marrying his third wife, Naomi, and later Eunita. Eunita was accused of having problems with the children from other wives and also interfering with Kibor’s wealth distribution. He divorced his third wife of 43 years, Naomi Jeptoo, on 18 December 2018 after a court order.
He had taken to court to be granted the go-ahead to have his six children get a DNA test before he could allocate them 2,000 acre land. He had not married these children’s mothers thus was skeptical about whether they were really his biological children. He even accused them of attempting to sell his 2,000 acre piece of land, the same they had done to some of his property in Nairobi and Mombasa.
Kibor was a renowned farmer in Ausin Gishu. He owned over 3 500 acres of land on Ausin Gishu and Trans Nzoia despite coming from a humble background.
He started working in the tanning company before he left to be a lorry driver for the late millionaire Jonathan Kibogy. He used to transport maize and potatoes across East Africa, and although life was tough, he learned how to save. Within a short time, he had accumulated enough money to purchase his potatoes and sold in Kampala. He would buy at Sh 16 and would then sell at ah 16. He saved the profit and used it to purchase his canter lorry.
He was also a large-scale farmer for maize and wheat, which generated a huge amount of money. Earlier, he had won sh 35,000 in darts championship and a showroom car. He then borrowed sh 55,000 from Land Banks and added to the 35,000 he had won and bought his first land, precisely 836 acres, and started growing maize and dairy farming. He was helped by his first wife, Mary, on his farm. As a result, he acquired his second piece of land of 1,543 acres in Kabenes worth Sh 220,000 followed by another in Kitale of 1 160 acres at Sh 1.5 million, where he reared Friesian cows.
Awards and Achievements
Mzee Jackson Kibor had so far not recorded any awards in his career. However, inspired many people in the country to be hard working no matter their backgrounds. He is was now one of the wealthiest persons in Kenya, with lots of properties in different parts of the country.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Mzee Kibor in 2024
Mzee Kibor had an estimated net worth of more than sh 6 billion before his death in 2022. Mzee Jackson Kibor had acquired his wealth from his large farm, which was approximately 4,500 acres. He also owned other properties in real estate and plots in Kapsabet, Eldoret, and Nairobi. He always had a luxurious lifestyle.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Mzee Jackson Kibor married four wives and has children from other women, although he never married them.
- He was among the first farmers to import six Mercedes-Benz S and C classes.
- He was mainly referred to as the ‘Chairman of Men’s conference’ mainly used during the valentine’s period.
Mzee Kibor was one of the most famous persons in Kenya. He was very hardworking since he was a young boy and after his mother’s death. He had to drop out of school because he could not afford the school fees and started working. He has accumulated a huge amount of wealth from his career as a farmer and a politician.