Back in 2017 a man by the name Gerald Gikonyo Kanyira grabbed attention when he was honored by President Uhuru and then Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero with the keys to the city.
The photo has resurfaced only and KOT stan the pioneer businessman.
He is the remaining founder of the multi-billion shilling Rwathia Investment Group that has employed more than 100,000 Kenyans across the country.
He also owns half of downtown including the likes of Sabina Joy. His first salary was four bob.
Gikonyo, 103, still supervises several businesses in the sprawling enterprise that is a household name in various cities and towns in the country.
Here are comments from KOT:
He also owns the famous Sabina Joy and he lives along Ronald Ngala
Gerald Gikonyo Kanyuira was the first man in Kenya to buy a car. Together with his friend , whose name has not been recorded anywhere, the two contributed each 150 ksh to buy a sh300 Austin A30 which made them join a class of the wealthy.
The oldest profession known to man has crazy returns. Mans is the real OG.
This old Kikuyu money from Murang’a owns like 80% of Rifa Rori and Kirinyaga Road.
Eureka, Njugu-ini, Timboroa .. some of the notable buildings! Legend!
The man, the myth, the legend…
Legend huyo! The 🐐
‘You guy my guy’ of his time
He still got swag….he feels like yeah no big deal