Close Friend Reveals Why Billionaire Jacob Juma Drove an Old Mercedes

May 9, 2016

When news broke that businessman Jacob Juma had been murdered, it was expected that what would follow were pictures of an expensive fuel guzzler full of bullet holes.
However, what we saw was an old ‘KAL’ Mercedes; A late 90s or early 2000s model.
Jacob Juma was a self proclaimed billionaire who once told Kipchumba Murkomen he was capable of giving him Sh1 million a day for the rest of the Elgeyo-Marakwet Senator’s life without hurting his pocket.
So, if Jacob Juma was this rich, why couldn’t he get himself a proper car.
His friend Mohamed Wehliye, once promised the treasury docket by Juma when Raila becomes president, explained in this tweet.
The last time I met JJ, I asked him why he still drove an old Mercedes “Wehliye, I don’t want to be confused for Nouveau riche” He told me
Nouveau riche are people who have just recently acquired wealth, and are perceived as lacking in good taste.

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