Five hottest politicians' daughters

Kenya's hottest politicians' daughters

Most men wouldn’t mind marrying up, and there is no better catch than a politician’s eligible daughter. There are many perks that come with it: proximity to power and moneyed family networks, besides being cushioned from the vagaries of everyday life.

Then there is the privilege and star power of having proved your worth to have their hand in marriage. What is more, the politician’s daughter is likely to be well-educated, exposed, well-travelled and without small time financial problems that dog chicks in kawaida hoods.

When the wedding finally comes, its likely to attract the who’s who; from the president to the entire Cabinet and other nabobs in government, in addition to the usual corporate types flocking to be closer to the powers that be.

Remember the wedding of Lupita Nyong’o’s younger sister, Esperanza Nyong’o in 2015?

It was at the Great Rift Valley Lodge in Naivasha, where she wedded Tanzanian fiancé Dadi Masesaat. It was a 300-guest, cards-only affair. The ceremony began at 3pm, with the reception taking place three hours later.

Only accredited professional photographers could take pictures. Lodge staff had their phones confiscated and safely kept away to avoid leaking photos of the ceremony. Distinguished guests included Raila Odinga, senators Hassan Omar, Agnes Zani and former Attorney-General Charles Njonjo.

Indeed, a politician’s daughter has the family’s fame and fortune at her disposal.

For the single ambitious Kenyan men, here are some political maiden who can turn around your lives:

Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong’o

The 34-year-old Oscar award-winning actress is Kenya’s best celluloid export. The second daughter of Kisumu Governor Prof Anyang Nyong’o earns major bucks, having appeared in highly rated Hollywood films like 12 Years a Slave, Non-Stop, Queen of Katwe, Star Wars: The Force Awakens,Black Panther and The Jungle Book.

Just to get a glimpse into her life, consider that Non-Stop, in which she played a flight attendant alongside Liam Neeson, is a $30 million (Sh2.7 billion) action-packed film.

Lupita, who is said to be worth Sh500 million according to America’s Celebrity Net Worth, has also graced the covers of prestigious magazines such as Vogue, People, Elle, Marie Claire, Essence and Glamour.

The alumnus of Nairobi’s Rusinga School and Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, also attended the Yale School of Drama and follows the trend of the Nyongos in education.

She speaks Spanish, Luo, English and Kiswahili. Apart from acting, Lupita is also a filmmaker and in 2009, she was honoured for directing, editing and producing In My Genes, a documentary which followed the stories of Kenyans living with albinism.

Lupita keeps her love life under wraps, and while she has previously been linked to American actor Jared Leto and Somali-Canadian rapper K’Naan (Keinan Abdi Warsame), she was last year rumoured to be dating GQ Style fashion editor, Mobolaji Dawodu, according to Daily Mail.

Ngina Kenyatta

Ngina Kenyatta

The only daughter of President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta first made her public appearance in 2013, when her father became Head of State following the 2013 General Election.

She is known for her laid-back fashion sense, which dispenses with dresses as she is more at home in jeans and shirts. She loves big machines with the Land Rover Discovery being the ride she’s mostly spotted in.

She loves music and clubbing, and is also a big fan of her cousin Kavi Pratt, a musician. The private love life of the 27-year-old alumnus of South Africa’s Hilton College is behind a veil of secrecy.

Tallisa Moi

Tallisa Moi

She is the granddaughter of Kenya’s second president Daniel arap Moi, and the daughter to Philip Moi. She attended the prestigious St Andrews University in the UK, famous for being the alma mater of Kate Middleton and her hubby, Prince William.

From St Andrews, Tallisa moved to Oxford, where she’s currently studying. She hit the news when she was rumoured to be dating Jaba, the second son of President Uhuru after the two publicly shared photos on Instagram.

Tallisa then quit social media. She keeps her private life just that...private!

Makenna Maria Ngugi

Makenna Maria Ngugi with her mum Esther Passaris

She is the daughter of Nairobi Woman Rep Esther Passaris. The petite lass with the looks of a model came to the limelight in 2012 when she launched her music career at the age of 16.

The now 21-year-old attended ACS Cobham International School in the UK, where she studied music. She loves singing, acting and dancing. Some of her favourite international artistes are Rihanna, Akon, TI, T-Pain, Christina Aguilera and Beyoncé.

Currently living in France, Makenna has worked with top music writers such as English artists Richard Darbyshire and Sonia Jones, who works with Sony Music Records to enhance her music career.

Andrea Kenneth

Andrea Kenneth

The daughter of Nairobi Governor seat contender Peter Kenneth caused a social media storm when she was introduced alongside his hunky brother Andrew Kenneth during the launch of her father’s presidential bid in 2013.

Andrea recently revealed that she is dating Adam Fleetwood from the UK through her social media pages.

The 21-year-old loves travelling and hanging out with friends. Her number one fan is her boyfriend, whose pictures she mostly posts on her Instagram page.

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