The reason Jeff Koinange wasn’t at Peter Kenneth’s moms funeral

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.

Peter Kenneth
Peter Kenneth

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.

Bob Collymore memorial service
Bob Collymore memorial service
Bob Collymore memorial service
Bob Collymore memorial service

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.

RIP: Bob Collymore’s boys club is the most envious group shout KOT 

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.

The boys club
The boys club that included; Alykhan Satchu, Patrick Quarcoo, Peter Kenneth, Jeff Koinange, Bob Collymore, Bharat Thakrar, Nic Hailey. Joshua Oigara

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.’

 

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William Ruto delivers emotional condolence message to grieving Peter Kenneth

William Ruto is one of the most influential politicians in Kenya, having a silky smooth tongue for both serious and humorous issues like he recently displayed at Waititu’s daughter’s wedding.

But this article is about words he delivered yesterday evening in Gatanga, Murang’a County where he was condoling former MP Peter Kenneth.

Peter Kenneth
Peter Kenneth at a previous event

The former presidential aspirant’s 86-year-old mother, Rahab Wambui Muhuni, passed away on July 18, 2019, at Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, following a long illness.

In his address, DP Ruto reiterated his, as well as his family’s sincere condolences, following Ms. Muhuni’s demise. He said melancholically;

Poleni sana from my wife and children and from many of the friends whom I’ve talked to, we are truly in remorse because of what happened to your mum. I know that a parent, however old, is so dear to one, and it’s not easy to accept, even when the reality is so clear. So to you and your family, we want to say poleni sana for the loss of your mum.

Ruto added that he was proud of the way that Peter has handled himself throughout the trying period. Peter’s mother had had a stroke in 2003 and had been confined to a wheelchair for the last 10 years. She was taken care of closely by a team of nurses who lived with her.

Peter Kenneth reveals what was ailing his late mother

This will the second person who was close to Peter that he will be losing this month. On July first the country woke up ot the news that Safaricom CEO had passed away.

Peter Kenneth and Bob Collymore on a boat together
Peter Kenneth and Bob Collymore on a boat together

It later transpired that the two were great, great friends and were part of a bigger boys club that had many industry heavyweights.

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Collymore’s ‘boys club’ keeps request Uhuru asked them

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’.

Uhuru Kenyatta and Bob Collymore
Uhuru Kenyatta and Bob Collymore in the past

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 directors blend
The director’s blend

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 boys club
The boys club that included; Alykhan Satchu, Patrick Quarcoo, Peter Kenneth, Jeff Koinange, Bob Collymore, Bharat Thakrar, Nic Hailey. Joshua Oigara

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.

Peter Kenneth
Peter Kenneth sitting

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!