a peasant blows 7m

Miano Kaminja, 70, still has hopes that another windfall will come his way and lift him from his misery. In February 2013, he received a Sh7 million payout after the Government acquired his two-and-a-half acre land for construction of a dam. “When I get the Sh64 million I will buy a big car and build a big hotel,” Mr Kaminja told The Standard, reminiscing about the good days three years ago when money was none of his problems. Mr Kaminja was among about 600 families in Rukenya village, Kirinyaga County, who shared Sh5 billion from the Government to pave way for the Sh19 billion Rukenya Irrigation Dam. The compensation was based on size of land and development and Kaminja was among those who received the least amount as his land did not have any substantial development. It is said that money is the root of all evil. This rings true for Kaminja and his family. The payout destroyed his family; he is reported to have chased away his wife and two sons who now live in Mwea.POSH HOTEL When he received his windfall, Kaminja lived the life of the millionaire that he was. He moved to a posh hotel in Kerugoya town and rented a room at Sh3,000 a day. He also bought himself a car which he could not even drive, and ensured that it was assigned the parking slot meant for the hotel owner. But when he ran out of cash — part of it was looted by friends who came out of the blue — tragedy struck. The man who had never driven a vehicle in his lifetime is reported to have rushed to the parking bay and ignited his car, accelerated to full throttle and crashed it into a concrete wall, sustaining serious injuries and wrecking the vehicle. He was rushed to a nearby private hospital which discharged him even before he recovered fully after realising that he could not afford to foot the medical bill. Today, the former millionaire keeps hopping from relative to relative seeking temporary overnight accommodation at Karia village, hoping that one day day he will become a millionaire again. He still claims the National Irrigation Board owes him a staggering Sh64 million for the land. This is because some con artists, on learning that he had money, lied to him that they were land valuers and would ensure that he was paid the money as his Sh7 million compensation was “too low”.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000210444/i-blew-sh7m-windfall-and-now-i-got-nothing

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@Wakanyama uko area?

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This is sad.

Kaminja means ‘one who sprays’…

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niko shemeji,kuwa huyo shiny eyes alikuwa na damu ya wale watu?

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Hehehe

A fool and his money

Watu gani ?kwani you did read about Samburus who blew millions

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Pesa mzuri ni ile inakuja pole pole

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Tears of joy streaming down my cheeks…Napenda sana

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The compensation was based on size of land and development and Kaminja was among those who received the least amount as his land did not have any substantial development

Kaminja was a village idler, period

Mbona mnataka kuniua na kicheko asubuhi hii?!

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Naona bado Mzee is waiting for 64 million.

Kupata pesa bila.mpango wake, ni bure kabisa

Armed with the fake valuation documents, Kaminja consoles himself that one day he will receive a huge compensation, though he has been challenged to produce the valuation formula used to arrive at the soaring figures without avail.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000210444/i-blew-sh7m-windfall-and-now-i-got-nothing/?pageNo=2

Scenario one
I remember going to a pub in Kutus during those day and asked for a beer, The barmaid looked at me alafu akaniambi, ‘na ujue fombe ni 250’. I was like why? She told me ‘hiyo ndio bei yetu’, and walked away. That was when the price of Tusker in rural towns was less than shillings 150. Nikajua iko shida because guys were drinking like there was no tomorrow.
Scenario two
A story is told of a guy who bought a Probox with the compensation money. So, this car was involved in an accident and had to be detained at the police station for inspection, he did not bother to go back for it and instead went to the dealer, Kinyati, and bought a new Probox.
Scenario three
A guy, let’s call him Njiru, withdrew 100,000 shillings to go buy a motor cycle in Embu, He was accompanied by the two brokers who were to advise him on the best brand to buy. The brokers tricked him ‘tukule lunch hapa Woods Annex’ (a hotel in the outskirts of Embu). Somehow, some ‘robbers’ came and stole the money from Njiru. Njiru hakupiga roho, alisema Turudini Kerugoya ni withdraw zingine.

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Would I be wrong, for suggesting that the voting rights of such people should be withdrawn ?

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:D:D Unakuanga fala sana

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Alafu uki-depotiwa unataka tusicheke?

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vile imesemwa hapo juu…a fool and his money are soon invited everywhere and parted with his money…