Youthful businessman and leader of the Party of National Alliance (PONA), Steve Mbogo, spent a whooping Ksh10 million in a three-day celebration of his 28th birthday, Citizen Digital can exclusively reveal.
The expensive affair, which was held at DusitD2 last Saturday, saw loaded young men and women throng the exclusive Nairobi hotel.
The party happened in two phases. It began late in the afternoon with attendees donning all-black at the Rogue Deck before changing into all-white for the after-party held at Dusit Lounge.
Both phases saw the attendants show their financial might and grandeur.
Pricey alcohol brands and exotic foods were served in plenty, and guests ate to their fill of the grade A menu.
Notable figures that were in attendance include: PONA deputy leader cum SONU Chair Babu Owino, controversial entrepreneur and political activist Paul Kobia, Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi, and flamboyant businessman Jared K. Otieno.
Speaking to Citizen Digital, Owino divulged: “Steve Mbogo’s party was mega; we spent well over Ksh10 million.”
At some point the filthy rich devotees blew money in the air, but no one stretched his hand or even bent to pick the cash which had fallen. Mark you, the currency was only in US dollars.
“We showered money on Steve, threw some in the air – but surprisingly, not even one person picked the money. Nonetheless what did we expect from rich people?” Babu posed.
When it was time to gift the birthday boy, guests dared each other to see who among them would give the biggest cheque.
The highest bet was for $15,000 (Sh1.5 million), with Babu Owino forking $10,000 (Ksh1 million) to be channeled towards Mbogo’s “Save The Child” charity foundation.
The event doubled up as Nonini’s video launch party for the song Wanajishuku ft DJ Pierra and Tanzania’s Chege Chigunda.
The video was shot at Mbogo’s opulent Karen home. Steve also hosted colleagues at his home on Sunday for yet another grand party.
Earlier on Friday, the flamboyant millionaire hosted a party for children at the Maji Mazuri Children’s Home in Mwiki, Nairobi.
This is not the first time the presidential hopeful splashed cash at a function. In January, he threw a super end-year bash for university leaders at his Karen home. The party attracted more than 300 students.
Mbogo is eyeing the presidential seat, and he expressed interest to run for office in 2017.
When some individuals raised doubts about his chances of winning, Mbogo said: “Critics are normal and I believe it’s only the tree with no fruits that people don’t throw stones at. We receive criticism and threats but it’s part of success. It happens even in business.”