Tanil Somaiya

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Tanil Somaiya
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Born08 October 1968 (1968-10-08) (age 53)
ResidenceDar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

Tanil Somaiya (born 8 October 1968) is a Tanzanian businessman/entrepreneur and philanthropist. According to The Guardian Newspaper, he and his business partner were agents on many military deals, including the Gulfstream jet sold to President Benjamin Mkapa in 2002 for about $40m.[1][2][3]


Tanil was born in Mwanza, a vibrant city on the shores of Lake Victoria.[4]


  1. "The arms deal, the agent and the Swiss bank account". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  2. "Tanzania: Somaiya Speaks Out On Tanzania Gov't Scandals". All Africa. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  3. "Ten Tanzanian Multi-Millionaires You Should Know". Forbes. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  4. The Zimbabwean (19 July 2009). "Tanzania: Vithlani nailed". Retrieved 9 October 2019.

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