- President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero honoured billionaire businessman Gerald Gikonyo at State House Nairobi
- Besides being a pioneer businessman in the city, he owns Sabina Joy located on Moi Avenue
- It is considered the oldest brothel in Nairobi, Kenya and the country.
- On a typical day at Sabina Joy, patrons mix with twilight girls in broad daylight with reckless abandon
Mzee Gerald Gikonyo, 103, was on Saturday, April 15, honored for being a pioneer city businessman by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero.
He was given the ‘Key to the City’ for his multi-billion investment group that has employed over 100,000 Kenyans across the country.
Sources who spoke to YEN.com.gh said that Gikonyo is also the owner of the infamous Sabina Joy brothel on Moi Avenue as well as a number of other brothels in Nairobi.
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This joint is a favorite for poor, hungry men who are guaranteed a shot for as little as KSh 50 (GHC2).
President Uhuru described Gikonyo as a hardworking and determined man who left the comfort of his home to establish ventures that have since grown into huge businesses across the country.
“Mzee Gikonyo and his generation are the ones who changed Nairobi from being a city of ‘Wazungu’ to a city of Africans. The history of the men and women who built Nairobi must never be forgotten,” added Uhuru.
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Uhuru also urged the younger generation to follow in the footsteps of Gikonyo and the older generation to take a leap and invest in various projects including those in the government.
Gikonyo is the remaining founder of the multi-billion Rwaitha Investment group and is from Kangema constituency, Muranga county.
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The group was founded in 1930 when a few young men traveled to Nairobi to trade in vegetables.
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