Wealthy Kenyans are known for their love of luxury. Of course luxury must come at a cost. You have to splash money to enjoy the best of luxuries the world has to offer.
In recent times, we have all seen vehicles with customised license plates on our Kenyan roads.
This was made possible when the transport authority allowed motor vehicle and other automobiles to have their preferred names, initials or numbers engraved on the number plates.
But did you know that the luxury of having a customized number plate comes at a cost?
For you to have a number customized with your name or your favourite numbers in Kenya, you have to cough between 30,000 shillings and 1 million shillings.
If you want a name inscribed on the metal plate of your vehicle, you have to part with 1 million shillings or the option of having three numbers at a cost of 30,000 shillings.
That is why it’s only a few individuals in the affluent candor of the Kenyan population who have such custom plates on their cars.
Only five Kenyans have their cars’ number plates engraved with their names or initials – the type that go for 1 million shillings.
In the exclusive club of five is business mogul Chris Kirubi. DJ CK, as he is fondly known, owns three cars with personalised plates.
Flashy Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko owns one of the other four cars and so is flamboyant Larry Madowo’s lawyer Donald Kipkorir.
The other two belong to international football stars MacDonald Mariga and his younger brother Victor Wanyama, who is Kenya’s men football team Harambee Stars’ captain and a defensive midfielder for English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspurs.