- The county boss popularly referred to as ‘Govana wa Kanairo’ by his supporters was driven sitting on the back left but with all the untinted windows open
- He waved at crowds of people gathered as he smiled at them
Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja was today driven to Nairobi City stadium in old luxury car in the make of Austin Princess car to Madaraka day celebrations.
The car brought back the memories of colonial administration where mayors and Governors in the pre- colonial municipality rode in a Fiat.
From his residence to the venue, the county boss and entourage made his way to the 25,000 capacity
The county boss popularly referred to as ‘Govana wa Kanairo’ by his supporters was driven sitting on the back left but with all the untinted windows open.
He waved at crowds of people gathered as he smiled at them. He also made some brief stops at some of the roundabouts to wave at the people.
Like in previous celebrations many would have expected the Governor to make his way in a high-end SUV car with much tighter security during his first devolved Madaraka celebration as county boss.
Features Of Austin Princess Car
The Austin Princess is a series of large luxury cars that were made by Austin and its subsidiary Vanden Plas from 1947 to 1968. The cars were also marketed under the Princess and Vanden Plas marque names.
In 1947, Austin produced two virtually identical chassis, one for the A110 (later A125 Sheerline, built entirely by Austin at their Longbridge factory) and the A120 (later A135) chassis used by Vanden Plas to produce the Princess at their Kingsbury works (North London).
By Rodgers Oduor