Most Rare Cars Owned by Influential Kenyans [PHOTOS]

  • A Rolls Royce Phantom spotted in Kenya
    A Rolls Royce Phantom spotted in Kenya
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  • Owning a car is dream come true for many Kenyans, but for the elite in Kenya, the focus is on what type of vehicle they own. 

    In this article, Kenyans.co.ke will give you some faces behind some of the most expensive cars which rule Kenyan roads. 

    They include politicians like President Uhuru Kenyatta and media celebrities such as Jeff Koinange.

    Mercedes G Wagon 
    The 4x4 vehicle costs an upwards of Ksh10 million which explains why only a few Kenyans can afford it, among them President Uhuru Kenyatta, news anchor Jeff Koinange and influential lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi. 

    The car is a personal favourite for President Kenyatta who has been spotted driving himself in it in Nairobi a number of times.

    It has tremendous off-road abilities, while most owners won't ever use them, they come as standard on every G-Wagon.

    Mercedes Benz G Wagons fitted with wedding decorations.
    Mercedes Benz G Wagons fitted with wedding decorations.
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    Mercedes Maybach
    To understand why the Mercedes brand is revered by the wealthy, it is important to first understand the prestige that comes with owning the vehicle. 

    Mercedes-Maybach carries itself as elegantly as it carries its passengers. It iss not merely stretched, but artfully sculpted to command the eye as well as the road.

    The few Kenyans who are privilleged enough to afford the Mercedes and Maybach cross breed include industrialist and media mogul Chris Kirubi and businessman Ben Kangangi. 

    A Mercedes Maybach owed by billionaire Chris Kirubi
    A Mercedes Maybach owed by billionaire Chris Kirubi
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    Ferrari 

    In 2018, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho was spotted riding in a red Ferrari and Kenyans couldn't keep calm. 

    In the video, the governor seemed to be in a hurry to pick up a friend.

    The sleek car's top speed is 310 km/h and does 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in under four seconds.

    Joho has stood out for his expensive lifestyle as many people admire him for his exquisite taste. 

    The cost of the vehicle is said to be upwards of Ksh20 million.

    A Ferrari spotted in Kenya
    A Ferrari spotted in Kenya

    Bentley Bentayga 

    Despite the launch of a Bentley dealership in Kenya, the remarkable SUV is still a rare gem on Kenyan roads.

    Billionaire Chris Kirubi is among the few owners of the special SUV. 

    Adding to the list is lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi, and Joho whose net worth can afford him any vehicle of his choice.

    A Bentley Bentayga owned by businessman Chris Kirubi
    A Bentley Bentayga owned by businessman Chris Kirubi
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    Rolls Royce Phantom

    Yes, there is a Rolls Royce Phantom in Kenya, in fact, there is more than one Rolls Royce Phantom in the country.

    However, the one that has been spotted on several occasions on Kenyan roads is said to be owned by a local prominent Indian businessman. 

    The Rolls Royce Phantom is a very stylish car and anybody willing to purchase this vehicle will have to cough up Ksh45 million.

    A Rolls Royce Phantom spotted in Kenya
    A Rolls Royce Phantom spotted in Kenya
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    Porsche Panamera

    The Porsche Cayenne has become easy to spot in Nairobi, as the wealthy continue to increase their car collections. 

    However, its sister, the Porsche Panamera is hard to find. 

    Incase you have no idea, Porsche Panamera S is a super luxury car, but many call it a sports car.

    A few weeks to his death, slain businessman Kevin Omwenga had just gifted himself the sleek automobile.

    Porsche Panamera spotted in Kenyan roads
    Porsche Panamera spotted in Kenyan roads

    Cadillac Escalade

    The beast popularly identified as the car of choice for FBI and Secret Service agents in the movies, is as spacious as 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 Senate in not one, but two of theses beasts (1 black and the other white).

    This menacing 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.