Meet Biwott’s beautiful daughter who rejected daddy’s Sh100 million inheritance
All you need to know about her
It was therefore a surprise to many observers after the daughter of former Cabinet Minister Nicholas Biwott rejected inheritance to her father’s multibillion estate.
Rita Field-Marsham was among seven children who were given one-fourteenth of Biwott’s share in a will the late politician wrote on January 19, 2017, six months before he died.
Pulselive.co.ke established that Rita is a Canada-based lawyer who has dedicated her life to charity.
She is also married to a wealthy Canadian entrepreneur Charles Field-Marsham whom she met when the two attended McGill University.
Rita and Charles own Kestrel Capital, which in 2015 was named the leading stock brokerage firm at the Nairobi Securities Exchange by trading in stock worth Sh47 billion in nine months.
The couple also owns the Kenya Flourspar Company and its 9,000-acre mine in Kerio Valley – estimated to be worth Sh4.5 billion worth.
Biwott’s daughter has sought to establish an independent streak from her father’s name such as was the case in 1995 when the Kenya School of Law and the Council for Legal Education refused to admit her for a diploma course.
At the time, her father’s word was law but rather than seek his intervention, she moved to court and won the case.
During his controversial reign in public service, Biwott was feared and hated in equal measure.
He was linked to various corruption scandals, the murder of Cabinet Minister Robert Ouko, as well as a sexual harassment case in Auckland, New Zealand.
In 2009, she founded Knowledge Empowering Youth (KEY), a charitable program that provides turn-key libraries in Africa.
In 2011, she co-founded FMNB Projects, a Canadian based for-profit social venture.
Rita is also co-founder and CEO of the Rita & Charles Field-Marsham Foundation which uses education to empower the less fortunate.
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