Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has admitted he leads a flashy lifestyle featuring luxury cars and aircraft. Kabogo in an interview with Milele FM’s Jalang’o said he has purchased many expensive things, some of which he does not really need. For instance, he said he owns an amphibious car - a type of vehicle that runs on land and under or on water.
“My favorite car amongst the ones I have is the amphibious one. The one that goes in and out of water. So it can swim and it can run on dry land. Nikichukua dem yako nitaenda, tuingie kwa maji uko wewe hauwezi ingia utazama lakini mimi nitapita,” Kabogo says in the interview.
Further to this, he said he purchase a private jet with a capacity of 12 passengers. “I have tried many things. I have bought many things. To buy a plane to just to run around is not a nice thing,” he added.
Kabogo said he made his wealth through hard work since 1980 when he served as a government auditor and later working for an NGO where he earned half a million shillings per month.
“People want to be like Kabogo in three years, I built what I have for 30 years. From 1980 jasho, kwanza nilikuwa nimeajiriwa hapa Auditor General (office) as a government auditor, nikaona hiyo kazi ni mbovu.”
“Nikakaa hapo [NGO] three to four years as a business advisor. Nikaanza kupanda nikakuwa financial controller, I was earning Sh500,000 this is in 1994. I was importing cars, 200 cars in a vessel faida Sh100,000 per car you get rich man. Na unashukuru Mungu,” he adds, dismissing claims that his fortune is ill-gotten..