Editor’s Choice

Marriage is slavery: But Chris Kirubi still sees quarrelsome ex-wife ‘from time to time’

I was outgoing, I wanted freedom but my wife was conservative… maybe we were not two of a kind… By Shifa Mwihaki Feature writer/Essayist @UndercoverKe Billionaire industrialist Chris Kirubi lit up conversations on marriage when he called it slavery. “Marriage is enslavement and you have to be careful. You have to agree to go into […]

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Chris Kirubi: His suits cost Sh1 million each…he has enough for six months without repeating

The most expensively dressed man in Kenya also has two rooms full of shoes, over 1000 Brioni neckties By Shifa MwihakiFeature writer/Essayist @UndercoverKe Billionaire Chris Kirubi often brags he’s easily Kenya’s most expensively dressed dude. The wool for his suits, he told Going Out Guide magazine a few years back, is bought in America or […]

The Bar Stool with Papa Whiskey

Please, please, social distance plumbers from high-end makali

Onyi, the electrician has red lips indicative of someone used to swlling copious amounts of ‘Glen-Ugenya’ You will always find half finished bottles of makali in every kalevi’s house. They are different brands, most times: Whiskeys, brandies, gins, bourbons, rams, harsh spirits. Drunkards collect them in various ways. Like hosting a bottle party and friends […]

Money Inc

Billionaire Nginyo Kariuki: Mpango’s kids demanding Sh4 billion inheritance!

The three children would trouser home Sh400 million each if wealth was shared equally By GW Ngari Editor-at-Large @UndercoverKe A billionaire’s ‘other children’ are lunging for a piece of the Sh4 billion inheritance including rental income from Nginyo Towers on Koinange street, Nairobi. Nginyo Kariuki, father of six, died at 82 this February 24. Seven […]

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Why pastors, witch doctors chew women’s money like Big G

But auctioneers rarely find women to auction, would you believe it? By Mbatia wa Njambi Visiting Thinker @UndercoverKe Women rarely solve their own problems. They mostly transfer them to others: an ex-file, current lover, sponsor, sibling, the folks, saved uncle, best friend, college mate, colleague at work, the boss.  And women have many problems: rough […]

Off-the-Pitch

Most expensive Kenyan footballer can fetch 830 million…the lowest, Sh23 million!

Arnold Origi, the only goalkeeper on the list, was once valued at Sh68 million–when younger By Idris ‘Shoes’ Lule Contributing editor/sports There are less than 40 Kenyan professional soccer players plying their trade outside the country. From Albania to Algeria, England to Egypt, Georgia to Greece, Sweden to Spain. It is one of the highest […]