Miguna Miguna has let the cat out of the bag.
In an interview with Jeff Koinange for the Citizen TV show JKL, the lawyer Miguna Miguna, revealed that a Ksh 250,000 pen was to be used in Raila Odinga’s controversial swearing in.
It was purchased by billionaire Jimmy Wanjigi.
“Jimmy Wanjigi had bought a pen he told me was worth 2,500 dollars, he said that was the pen that was supposed to swear in Raila but it wasn’t there,” he noted.
You know the way they say, that a pen is mightier than a sword? Well, they also cost way, way, more than a sword.
Here are some of the most expensive pens in the world as documented by the good guys at Super Money.
The Caran d’Ache “1010″ Fountain Pen
The inspiration for the name is simple: 10 minutes after 10 o’clock. This pen has the works. It is crafted from rhodium-plated silver and features a clip that resembles a wristwatch. This limited edition model honors the world-renowned Swiss watchmaking industry.
Diamante by Aurora — $1.28 Million
A pen so exclusive that Aurora only makes one every year. 30 carats of diamonds rest on The Diamante’s solid platinum barrel. It’s topped with an even larger diamond, and has a nib of 18-carat gold. A discerning purchaser can get their pen emblazoned with their family coat of arms, a signature, or a portrait. The pen has no set price, but the best estimate is $1.28 million.
Mystery Masterpiece by Montblanc and Van Cleef and Arpels — $730,000
The collaboration behind the creation of the Mystery Masterpiece required more than a year and a half of efforts by skilled artisans. It was available with 30 carats of encrusted gems in your choice of three variations: rubies, sapphires or emeralds. Each edition also featured more than 800 diamond accents. Only three units of each variation were ever made, and they sold for an eye-popping $730,000 per pen.
Montblanc Boehme Royal Pen — $1.5 Million
The 18-carat white gold barrel and cap feature more than 1,430 diamonds. And that’s not all: the Montblanc star logo consists of another 18 diamonds and 18-carat white gold rings. A paramount cut diamond highlights the clip. The $1,500,000 asking price places the Boehme Royal Pen among the most elite writing instruments.
- The Four Seasons Pen — $36,000
- Fulgor Nocturnus by Tibaldi — $8 million
- Heaven Gold Pen by Anita Tan — $995,510
- Caran d’Ache Gothica Pen — $406,450
- Prince Rainier III Limited Edition 81 Pen — $256,000
- Limited Edition Boehme Papillion Pen by Montblanc — $230,410
- Alchemy HRH Fountain Pen by Visconti — $57,000
- Perrier-Jouët Anniversary Edition pen by Omas — $134,700