After a long, strenuous electioneering period that culminated in President Uhuru’s inauguration on Tuesday, Jubilee leaders did not hold back, splashing millions at a popular Nairobi nightclub to celebrate.
President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and President Kenyatta’s personal assistant Jomo Gecaga reportedly contributed Ksh2.45 million.
The money was contributed to a Jubilee Party “appreciation team” to celebrate “a long, but successful journey” the Head of State has had during the electioneering period.
According to reports reaching our news desk, President Kenyatta reportedly parted with Ksh1 million, while his deputy is said to have contributed Ksh700, 000, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko contributed Ksh500, 000 and Jomo Gecaga is said to have contributed Ksh250, 000 to the kitty.
The money was spent on high-end drinks and meals at the Galileo Lounge in Westlands, Nairobi on Tuesday night.
Among those who attended the exclusive party were: Mike Sonko, Jomo Gecaga, National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi and his Senate counterpart Ken Lusaka, former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar, Gatundu South legislator Moses Kuria, former Taita Taveta Woman Rep Joyce Lay and a host of Cabinet Secretaries and Principal Secretaries.
The President and his Deputy were however not present as they were hosting foreign delegations to another party at State House.
The appreciation team comprised tens of people who helped President Kenyatta, in one way or another, during his journey to a second term in office.
The after-party went on until early Wednesday morning with the guests leaving at their own pleasure.