Petter Kenneth the former presidential candidate and light skins of light skins popped up in Azerbaijan this weekend. Huko ni wapi? Even me. I had to Google to find out.
Azerbaijan is a country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. The capital is below:
The fascinating thing about his visit to the country was that it happened when Formula One visited the country. The question we had to ask was what it would take you the Mpasho.co.ke reader to visit the beautiful country to watch F!?
The essential question is travel. How much does it cost for a round triproundtriproundtrip from Nairobi to Azerbaijan for such a well-off individual like Peter Kenneth?
Taking the most expensive alternative, the roundtrip cost is:
The round trip alone is 544,000 shillings only. ONLY!!
What about the cost of a hotel in Baku? We checked the two best hotels close to the Formula One Circuit. The two were the Hilton Baku and the JW Marriott in Baku:
So the hotel stay might have cost 124,000 for four nights if he checked in on Thursday 26th April and his checked out today morning.
The last thing was how much did it cost to go to the circuit where the F1 race was being held? F1 has tiers in where you can view the race from. Peter Kenneth was in the best seat in the house. It is called the paddock.
How much is it for the three days?
So it would cost 426700 shillings for the three days the race lasts. Add up the airplane ride, the hotel stay and the cost of the Grand Prix itself and it would cost at least 1,094,700 shillings to go to the GP.
This estimate does not include incidentals like food and liquor which could up the bill by at least 50,000 shillings. So the final estimate might be at least 1.15 million shillings.