Kenyan businessman Jimmy Wanjigi is an enigma. Were it not for the raid at his palatial Muthaiga home, his fleet of top-of-the range vehicles that were caught on camera would have remained under wraps. Just the way he likes it.
The billionaire has a knack for flying under the radar, a trait that is common among Kenya's wealthiest.
However, trying to maintain a low profile when driving into a popular Nairobi Mall in a Ksh45 million beast of a car isn't exactly practical.
A couple of years ago lawyer Miguna Miguna revealed that the soft-spoken Wanjigi purchased a Ksh250,000 pen to be used during Raila Odinga's swearing in ceremony at Uhuru Park.Jimi Wanjigi (centre) addresses a press conference on October 18, 2017, as his father Maina Wanjigi (right), and his wife Nsinza Wanjigi (left) look on.File
The infamous home raid that accompanied the Uhuru Park drama gave Kenyans a glimpse into Wanjigi's garage which looked like the UN with cars from as many continents as you can count.
Here's a break down of the machines that move the tycoon around as he goes about making more billions:
Mercedes Benz S500 2016
This German beast is as luxurious as they come. Under the Benz banner, this is the model that was made with tycoons in mind.
Some of the cool features that come in this iconic piece of German engineering are: Blind spot monitoring, Rain-sensing intermittent windshield wipers, heated steering wheel,Linguatronic voice recognition, thermotronic auto climate control, adaptive headlights with auto levelling & cornering, to name but a few.Mercedes Benz S500 2016 interior.File
A second-hand version of this car retails at Ksh10 million, with the zero-mileage version going for almost double that, depending on the level of customisation.
Now, get this, in 2017, DT Dobie issued a gazette notice asking Wanjigi to collect his S500 from their showroom, after he went for months without picking it.
2017 Rolls-Royce Provenance Phantom Coupe
This 6.6 liter, V12, 550 break horsepower machine went viral several years ago after it was spotted at the Galleria Mall
Photos of the car mostly associated with royalty glided across the parking bay area, causing a stir as mobile phones were whipped out to capture the phantom.
It was easy to understand why the English manufacturers dubbed it phantom as it just seemed to ghost along with its front end looking like a soldier face cladding a balaclava.Jimmy Wanjigi's Rolls-Royce Provenance Phantom Coupe pictured at the Galleria Mall in Nairobi.
Toyota Landcruiser V8 2015
This particular car was spotted during a heated confrontation between the tycoon and a group of police officers along a highway.
Weighing an estimated 2.7 tonnes and fitted with an intimidating front grille, the gigantic Japanese-made car boasts of an enviable off-road capability thanks to its 4.5-litre V8 engine.
A visit to Toyota Kenya will set you back at least Ksh12 million for the 2018/2019 and 2020 models.
Porsche Cayenne 2018
The second German beast in the line up has been described as one of the best SUVs in the world.
It retails in the Ksh9 million to Ksh12 million range, depending on the level of customisation.
Sprinting from 0-100km/h takes 6.2 seconds while the top speed stands at 245km/h.Porsche Cayenne 2018 interior.File
It boasts of a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine that increases outputs to 250kW/450Nm while gulping 9.2 litres of fuel per 100km.
The off-roader also comes equipped with an eight-speed 'Tiptronic S' automatic transmission with a shorter first gear and longer eighth gear, for brisker acceleration and more economical cruising, respectively.
Land Rover TDV6
Wanjigi's rover was also spotted during the controversial raid at his Muthaiga home.
Just like its two sisters (TD4 and TDV8), this beauty comes with a turbocharged diesel engine by Land Rover provided with the common rail fuel injection system.
Often described as a jack of all trades, the rover can literally traverse any terrain.A section of the parking lot at Jimi Wanjigi's Muthaiga Home.YouTube
If you need to go further into the rough stuff, a twirl of the Terrain Response dial will adjust the electronics to suit the surface.
The raised floor means there’s no transmission tunnel intrusion for the middle-row passengers, and the Discovery is wide enough for three to sit comfortably abreast.
Other luxurious cars spotted at his house included a BMW 7-Series and a Mercedes Benz E350 2018 model.
When taking to the road proves a bit cumbersome in Nairobi traffic, Wanjigi has the option of hopping on to his Eurocopter EC130 5YJWJ.
As cameras panned around his house, hawk-eyed Kenyans noticed Wanjigi's helipad. His chopper is estimated to have set him back at least Ksh168 million.
A complete list of Wanjigi's entire fleet of vehicles poses a unique challenge as he moves around in different machines on most days.Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga stepping out of Jimmy Wanjigi's Eurocopter.Filearrest
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