Gerishon Kirima is scertainly not a new face to the people of Kenya. Not only was he a renowned millionaire but also a politician. He had a humble beginning and barely any education but he turned it over and he finally became a millionaire. This family man loved all his 13 children and spent a vast amount of money to take them to study in Europe. Many people laughed at him but soon than later they realized this was the best decision yet. Below are some facts about him.
6. He had 3 wives
Kirima had 3 wives with whom he had 13 children. The youngest, Teresia Wairimu has been in the lime light for quite sometime facing allegations of misappropriation of the late Kirima’s estate.
Her step children from both the first and second wife were against her act. Eventually the matter was arbitrated and settled after a long battle. The step children together with a sickly Kirima even forcefully conducted a traditional Kikuyu divorce ceremony for her at her father’s home.
5. He dropped out of school
Gerishon Kirima dropped out of school at a very tender age. This is the main reason he advocated for his children to study. Nevertheless the illiterate carpenter would soon slowly begin acquiring pieces of land.
4. Drama at his Kitisuru’ s residence
Kirima owned a grandeur mansion at Kitusuru where he was allegedly ‘imprisoned’ by his third wife. Due to this allegations, his children from the fist and second wives stormed in and broke the doors. They rescued their ailing father from the shackles of doom. On farther investigations, soucery equipment were found. This led to a cleansing ceremony by the first born, who is a pastor.
It was in this saga that the 3rd wife was supposedly divorced.
3. He had a vast array of property
Kirima was certainly a leading business man during his time. His networth totaled to almost 1 Billion. He had hundred of acres of land in Njiru and apartments all over Nairobi. The buildings were in Parklands and even pipeline estates of Nairobi, Kenya.
2. Kirima passed away in South Africa
In an attempt to seek farther treatment, Kirima passed away in South Africa. He had been initially been flown to the United Kingdom. The family thus said since it did not work out, they took him to South Africa. His body was then flown into Kenya. A committee including Charles Rubia, former Nairobi mayor organized the funeral service.
1. He was a politician
Not only was he a business persona but also he indulged in the political realm. He became MP of Starehe Constituency from 1989 to 1992 where he lost to his predecessor, Kimondo.