Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko is one of the wealthiest leaders in the country and his choice of cars paints a picture of a man of means.
From gigantic off-road machines to sleek Coupes, Sonko simply has them all.
On July 3, the flamboyant governor caused quite a stir when he shared a video of himself cruising in his brand new Ksh8 million car.
Here's a list of some of the governor's most exquisite and luxurious vehicles.Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet
This beautiful piece of art has been described as a marvel of modern construction.
Don't let the 'softie' look fool you. The gentle beast is powered by a Mercedes’ bi-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine, with 329 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque.
It also boasts of a nine-speed automatic transmission.
A gentle tap of a button and the entire roof folds up and tucks itself in the back, swiftly turning into an open top luxury car.2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet.File
The price range for this particular masterpiece starts at about Ksh6.7 million.
2020 Cadillac Escalade
This was the very car that caused the stir mentioned earlier on in the story.
The beast popularly identified as the car of choice for FBI and Secret Service agents in the movies is as spacious they come
All Escalade models are equipped with a 6.2-litre V8 engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission.
On July 15, Sonko made his way to the scheduled Senate hearing in not one, but two of theses beasts (1 black and the other white).
With the SUV being priced at an estimated Ksh8 million, you can do the math.
Lexus LX570 2018 Model
This menace-looking beast with an opulent interior is powered by a 5.7-liter V8 engine (383 hp, 403 lb-ft of torque) mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Full-time four-wheel drive is standard setting on the SUV that comes with any add-ons you can imagine including a cool box or freezer if you like.
The LX has 8.9 inches of ground clearance and five multi-terrain modes, adding to its stout off-road reputation.
Prices start anywhere from Ksh15 million upwards depending on the level of customization.
Nissan Patrol 2018
Maintaining his noticeable preference for powerful SUVs, the governor's garage includes this monster.
The 2018 model boasts of a sleek new look and a range of Nissan Intelligent Mobility safety technologies.
The Patrol is both stylish and capable. Equipped with home-comfort suspension, a 5.6L V8 engine and off-road monitoring systems
With a sleek new look and a range of Nissan Intelligent Mobility safety technologies, the Patrol is both stylish and capable. Equipped with improved suspension, a 5.6L V8 engine and off-road monitoring systems.Mike Sonko's Nissan Patrol.File
This version now includes a new bumper and grille, 18-inch alloy wheels (265/70 series tyres) and an intuitive multi-touch panel infotainment array.
There are USB ports in the back seat, parking sensors front and rear, and a pair of 8.0-inch screens built in to the front seats’ head restraints.
Customized Toyota Land Cruiser V8
Sonko's Japanese-made Toyota Land Cruiser 200 series, popularly known as the Land Cruiser V8 is one of the most popular off-road vehicles in Africa
The Nairobi governor owns so many of this particular car that it is hard to keep track.
To differentiate himself from other Nairobians, after each purchase he sends them to his mechanic/artist for a complete make-over.
You have probably come across his gold-plated SUVs on his social media platforms.
Weighing an estimated 2.7 tonnes and fitted with an intimidating front grille, the gigantic car boasts of an enviable off-road capability thanks to its 4.5-litre V8 engine.Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko driving his escalade.
A visit to Toyota Kenya will set you back a cool Ksh14 million for the 2018/2019 and 2020 models - a custom paint job at Sonko's garage costs an estimated Ksh200,000.
The governor owns countless other top of the range vehicles such as the Hummer H2, a Range Rover Sport, a Range Rover Vogue, a Toyota Crown athlete 2018 to name but a few.
In May 2019, the flashy county boss paraded over 100 logbooks on national television, going on to reveal that he had also donated most of his fleet to his Sonko Rescue Team.
A man who holds his family dear, Sonko was proud to gift his daughter Saumu Mbuvi a Range Rover worth over Ksh15 million and his son Satrine Osinya a convertible Benz worth Ksh5 million.Sonko Rescue Team cars.File
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