How Morning Traffic Distinguishes Kenya’s Wealthy, Rich and Poor

At the crack of dawn, cars race against time to beat the morning traffic, tires screech and engines accelerate but a keen eye in the wee hours of the morning will not be looking at the vehicles but rather how the morning traffic flow differentiates different members of the society by their net worth.

Make a point of waking up early in the morning and you will draw one very interesting observation. Between 4am and 5am or the hours before that, the cars on Kenyan roads are high-end cars, the Range Rovers, the V8’s, the Jaguars, select models of Mercedes Benz as well as other plush automobiles.

An hour later between 5am and 6am, come in the middle-class cars. Your Mercedes Compressors, Toyota Corollas, middle-class SUVs Pajeros and other saloon cars as the moderate-income earners make way to their offices simultaneously.

Look at your watch one hour later then raise your head and pan across the landscape then you will draw another interesting observation; that 6am to 7am is the African timers happy hour, when the headlights of the vitz come alive.

Interesting huh?

Enweath CEO Simon Wafubwa describes this as a manifestation of plans going through the minds of the different members of society.

“Wealthy people are programmed to want more so they just do enough sleep but in their slumber, their plans to strike more deals and make more money are usually at the back of their minds such that when the alarm rings they don’t snooze and know its action time,” said Wafubwa.

According to the chief executive of the financial services firm, there are five factors that distinguish wealthy individuals from members of other social classes.

[SIZE=5]Wealthy People Are Grateful For the Little They are Given[/SIZE]
According to Wafubwa if you send Ksh1,000 to a wealthy person and a person with a poor wealth creation strategy via M-Pesa, the wealthy person is likely to be grateful for the money and will immediately start planning how to grow it while their counterpart is likely to ask haujatuma na ya kutoa (You didn’t factor in withdrawal charges when you are sending the money).

[SIZE=5]Wealthy People Know How to Choose Their Social Capital[/SIZE]
Birds of a feather flock together.

Well, the saying also suffices in business. The CEO who manages a Ksh65 billion portfolio says that the people you surround yourself with can be used to estimate your net worth.

His assessment is spot on, as manifested by the emergence of the late Bob Collymore’s “Boys Club” which featured fairly loaded people including KCB Group CEO Joshua Oigara, Scan Group CEO Bharat Thakar, former Kenya Re chief executive and Nairobi County gubernatorial aspirant Peter Kenneth and Citizen TV news, anchor Jeff Koinange.

Radio Africa CEO Patrick Quarcoo and disgraced stockbroker Aly Khan Satchu were also mainstays of the club.

[SIZE=5]Morning Traffic Flow[/SIZE]
As explained earlier, morning traffic flow can also be used as a net worth meter.

[SIZE=5]Saving Comes Naturally For The Wealthy[/SIZE]
While guys without the burning desire to acquire more wealth have itchy spending fingers that make them splash the cash on material wealth, the wealthy guys save their hard-earned money for a rainy day and invest some of it in viable channels.

“People should stop spending all of their disposable income. News will still be watchable in a 42-inch screen but the norm for young people is to buy a bigger and flashier tv set as soon as they feel that they need to upgrade. They should save,” added Wafubwa.

[SIZE=5]You Never Attract Wealth[/SIZE]
Wealth is not a magnet, wealth is earned. Wealth is acquired through the right strategies, hard work and development of the right partnerships.

“Wealth has a language. You can never it if you h**e the rich and you can never attract it, you must work your socks off and be clever in your dealings,” added the CEO.

The only true thing kwa hii narrative yote ni "development of the right partnerships " you can wake up at 2am but hii Kenya bila connections making to those guzzlers that are on the roads at 4am (another lie) is almost impossible ! the fact is many Kenyans are living hand to mouth with almost nothing for a rainy day ! and not because they are lazy .


Ya’ll can bash this post as much as you want but the reality is that you only spot those fuel guzzlers between 4AM and 5AM. Anyone who has ever driven at those hours knows this is a fact.

I am usually on the road at that time. But I hardly notice other people because I am keen to attend to my program. If I am not on the road by 5am then I join the traffic at 11:00 am. Works for me all the time.

Barabara gani niende?
On Mombasa Road (pre-Express way) that’s between 5:30 and 7am.
On Ngong Road and adjacent roads it’s 6am kuendelea.
Thika road they are all over, regardless of time.

The very wealthy work smart.
You will seem in the morning going to play golf. They will cut deals worth millions while on the golf course.

The poor work hard!
The poor will be hired to work on the deals for a fraction of the pay.

Here’s another post to bash poverty rather than solving the problem of traffic.

This low IQ post that fails to recognize the rabid inequality that exists in the Kenyan society. Kenya is a third world bonobo republic. Hata hizo high end vehicles anasema are models from many years ago. The writer is saying as if there are fleets of brand new (not new used) bentleys and lamborghinis moving around at night kumbe ni mostly pre 2015 J150s. Kuna wealth report ilisema if you have more than 2m in net assets you are a proud member of the 1% in Kenya.

Bullcrap. 4am hasora anaenda wapi? You don’t have the keys to your workplace. At that time the rich buggers are going to meet some top govt official to finalize deals on how they will loot your taxes. Hakuna wealth creation ni wealth lootery.

Ambia Hizi Ghasia.

Rich people wake up earlier.It gives them more time during the day.
This is something I’m also trying to incorporate more into my lifestyle.

Being a Night owl isn’t as beneficial to your daily productivity.
I’ve learned this the hard way.

Kila mtu aishi maisha yake. Wa usiku sacco na early birds.

Do what works for you.

The extent people can go to justify inequality is disgusting. This post is a proof common sense is not common

You’d be surprised what hours we keep, your analysis is your opinion not fact, fact is life is cruel.

Are you really wealthy if you have to keep on working to accumulate more? Isn’t wealth how many days or years you can maintain your lifestyle without working?
And why do people glorify waking up early? Sleep is one of the most critical things you can fix to improve your health whether you want to lose fat, build muscle or live longer.
Mimi when I’m wealthy there’s no way I’m waking up before 6 am or leaving the house before 8 unless it’s an emergency.
Otherwise I’ll still be in the rat race and the winner of the rat race is still a rat

Kitu najua ni ngata ndo the final equalizer,ikipandishwa tu kidogo…

Mimi naamkanga 3 am naenda kudistribute maziwa na probox yangu kwa hivyo Mimi ni birrionaire ?

Well, yes, you can tell a lot just looking at the traffic jams and the cars in it. It is especially fascinating to observe the yawning gap between rich and poor and everything becomes vivid just looking at the road. I feel that in most of the cases people treat their vehicles as the indicator of their wealth and status that is why it is easy to jusdge about stratification of the society by the cars on the streets.