Bob Collymore had kept a special and rare whiskey in place for President Uhuru Kenyatta. During Collymore’s memorial service, Uhuru said he was disappointed he did not get time to return to Collymore’s house to collect that ‘special gift’.
That gift it transpired was bottle number 138 of Johnie Walker Directors Blend. According to Diageo’s website, the whiskey edition was released in 2010 and given exclusively to Diageo directors.
The drink containing 46 percent alcohol volume is packaged in 700 ml bottle that retails at Sh 460,000. He told Collymore’s boy’s club at the memorial service;
I was supposed to have gone back to collect my gift reserved for a special friend from Bob and so Peter Kenneth, Oigara and crew, you will pay. That did not belong to you.
The boy’s club took the admonition to heart and have been able to get the bottle. Former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth on Sunday revealed that the ‘boyz club’ has scoured the world for the bottle.
Details about the 130 year old gift Bob Collymore owed President Uhuru
He said that they were able to find the last bottle available globally of the exclusive whiskey Uhuru missed from the late Collymore.
The revelation was made during a memorial service of Kenneth’s mother at his home in Loresho on Sunday. According to the Star, the bottle has been shipped by special courier from Amsterdam for the President.
A member of the club called it “an unbelievable stroke of luck to find it, but suffice to say, Bob may have helped from high up!