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In 2003, businessman Fai Amario, born Peter Gilbert Njoroge Ng’ang’a, declared his candidature for the Naivasha parliamentary seat that had fallen vacant following the death of the newly-elected MP, Paul Kihara.
One morning, at the height of the political campaigns, Amario, now deceased, walked into a local bank dressed in a short and T-shirt while sipping a cold beer. Guards saluted him, and bank staff almost fell on their knees to serve him.
A former bank teller said Amario withdrew a huge amount of money and carried the cash across the streets to his car, as residents watched in disbelief.
Fourteen years after his death, memories of Amario still linger on, especially in Naivasha constituency where he had established his business empire.
Lying in ruins
Many of his investments are now wasting away or lying in ruins.
The popular Fai’s Den, along the Naivasha-Mai Mahiu Road, off the Moi South Lake Road, where his brewery stood, is in ruins.
The hotel that was a preferred destination by many who visited Naivasha was closed down many years ago.