Esther Passaris- Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Miguna Miguna, Photos.

Esther Passaris- Biography, Age, Husband, Children,  Miguna Miguna, Photos.

Esther Passaris is a Kenyan social entrepreneur, philanthropist and politician and is among the most well known female public figures in Kenyan business and politics.


Esther Passaris was born on 20th October 1964.

Early life

Esther Passaris was born to a Greek father and a Kenyan Kikuyu mother in the coastal city of Mombasa.


Esther Passaris attended the Aga Khan Academies for her primary and secondary education and thereafter she enrolled in the Advanced Management Program course at Strathmore Business School. In addition she has a Diploma in Law from the University of London.

Career Background

Esther Passaris has run for member of parliament for Embakasi Constituency as well as for women’s representative for Nairobi County and is a member of the Kenya National Congress. In August 2017 elections, she will run for the Nairobi governor seat.

Esther Passaris has actively campaigned for the rights of woman in Kenya and through her organization ‘Adopt a Light’ she has signed a deal with Nairobi city authorities in order to restore street lighting in exchange for advertising rights on the lamposts.

Personal Life

Esther Passaris has two children with the Kenyan businessman Pius Mbugua Ngugi where in 2003, she filed a lawsuit against Ngugi for a breach of promise to marry, demanding Ksh. 200,000 and a car to take their children to and from school.

Pius Ngugi Mbugua

Pius Ngugi Mbugua, is a Kenyan entrepreneur and one of the country’s wealthiest persons. He owns Thika Coffee Mills and the Kenya Nut Company. He is also a shareholder in Kenya Alliance Insurance and has other interests which include sweet manufacturing, dairy farming, winery and Amazon Motors.

Esther Passaris

Attack by Miguna Miguna

Miguna Miguna appearance on Jeff Koinange Live show on Wednesday, November 16, shocked Kenyans after he was recorded insulting Esther Passaris.

Miguna told Passaris that she is no longer beautiful and no one wants her anymore. “No one wants you anymore Esther and that is the painful truth, you think you’re beautiful but it’s just the colour, ” says Miguna. “Without the colour you are nothing, you are here running after men but no one wants you.”