The rich and their treasures

The rich and their treasures

“To him that hath, more shall be given; and from him that hath not, the little that he hath shall be taken away.” The rich have become richer and the poor become poorer is the direction that the world today seems to be taking. As millions of Kenyans continue to cry over the increase in the cost of living as the prices of basic commodities gradually storms up their counterparts (the Rich) on the other hand continue to enjoy the things that come with the title.

Just today the Unclaimed Financial Assets Authority has issued a statement on the status of the amounts in their possession awaiting rightful owners or beneficiaries to claim the idle assets surrendered to the state. “We have informed many people to claim their hard-earned money but surprisingly, most are not doing so because the numbers mentioned appeared to be small to them.”

Among the persons that the Agency mentioned to have not come forward to claim their assets include the former presidents Daniel arap Moi and Mwai Kibaki, former vice president Kalonzo Musyoka, the Obamas, the Nkaisserry’s, the Karume’s among many more names of prominent politicians and businessmen and women.

When the chief executive officer Kellen Kariuki states that the families fear to come forward to claim for their assets one may think that probably it is a few coins. However, the Agency reviled the total assets measure up to Sh8.5 billon with only Sh200 million processed claims handled since 2016!