Jeff Koinange has a lot of friends in high places and that makes sense as the man has made his money interviewing those types of people over the years.
One of those friends is former Gatanga MP, Peter Kenneth. Peter, for those of you who don’t know lost his mother, Rahab Wambui Muhuni last week Thursday. Her funeral took place yesterday and was attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta, DP William Ruto, Raila Odinga among other high profile dignitaries.
Also present were members of the ‘boys club’; WPP Scangroup CEO Bharat Thakrar, Radio Africa Group CEO Patrick Quarcoo, and KCB CEO Joshua Oigara.
Jeff had flown out of the country on his way to Liberia before the ceremony and as such couldn’t make it. The boys club had earlier in the month come together for the memorial service of Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore.
Jeff even hosted the other members on his JKLive show where they shed light on Bob’s private life and some of the memorable moments they shared. During the broadcast, the crew announced that Thakar would replace Bob as their new leader.
The Boy’s Club is a rare example of male friendship in the 21st Century, something that is derisively called bromance. While they are not encouraged nowadays, they are very important and significant for a man’s growth.
Geoffrey Greif an American socialogist who wrote, ‘Buddy System: Understanding Male Friendships’ said about male friendships;
‘I think the most common myth around men’s friendships is that they are not as important to men as women’s friendships are to women. What I try to describe in the book is that this is a relationship that is highly important to many men, it just does not look like what women’s friendship might look like. Women tend to have friendships that are more emotionally and physically expressive than do men. Men’s friendships tend to be, on the other side of this, of course, less emotionally and physically expressive.’