If you’re looking for an area in Nairobi where you cannot afford to buy a piece of land, Karen it is.

An acre of land here goes for hundreds of millions, making the place exclusive for the richest of the rich. However, this was not always the case.

When the British were dividing our land for themselves, Karen was actually available for very cheap.

This undated colonial times advertisement listed an acre of land for £15. The buyer was required to purchase at least 10 acres.

Well, we’ve assumed the year was 1930, and using an inflation adjustment calculator, that’s just £850 in today’s money.. or slightly below Sh130,000.

That’s three zeros short of today’s going price.karen