Now that Kiambu’s governor has teamed up with Nairobi’s senator, Mike Sonko, be prepared for stunts especially when it comes to self treatment and acquiring the finest things in life.
The two political bigwigs shocked Kenyans when they showed up for a political rally last Sunday at Ruiru in an 19.8 million new Iveco ride ‘which resembles a military tank’ as The Standard Newspaper described it.
Since none of this kind has been in Kenya before, at least not with any of our Kenyan politicians, it turns out that that Kabogo’s new ride is just not another vehicle as NairobiWire.com described it;
” The vehicle – Iveco LMV (Light Multirole Vehicle), is a 4WD tactical vehicle developed by Italian industrial vehicle manufacturer Iveco (Industrial Vehicles Corporation).
It is a military vehicle used by armies of Belgium, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain etc.
And unarmored version of this vehicle costs about Sh19.8 million, with the armored one going for Sh29.7 million,” read a publication by the blog.
“This is solid-core four-wheel driving and yet, it is practical and perfect for adventurers who like heights, extreme off-road exploration and the best parking bay in every shopping centre in Australia. Take your kid to school in this each day and you’ll also win big bragging rights.
Rivals include the Fuso FG and Isuzu NPS though both are physically bigger and depending on GVMs, may require a truck license. Volkswagen is yet to import the Crafter 4Motion cab-chassis and van.
Big, squared off and yet almost cute. It’s huge in the flesh though looks Tonka toy-like in photos. It stands 2.7m high and 2m wide – though you have to add more for the giant side mirrors – with an impressive 300mm ground clearance with the sand tyres.
It also has a massive 50-degree approach angle and up to 41-degrees at the back which are hard to rival. It has a commanding seating position yet is as simple as many vans. Indeed, the 4×4 is based on the Daily 2WD van.
The cabin floor is flat so allows occupants to wander about in its enormity. The rear seat takes four adults and has a storage bin beneath the cushions,” carreview.com further explains.
Check it out;