‘On my 35th birthday Kabu bought me a Mercedes but did not publicize it.’ Sarah Kabu

The Kabu’s are one of the Kenyan couples that so many envy, some in a good way and others in a bad way.

Sarah Kabu has gotten the best out of having a very business-oriented man. Two years ago, Simon Kabu gifted his wife Sarah a brand new Range Rover worth Sh30million for her 39th birthday, making Nairobi women envious.

Simon Kabu,Sarah Kabu( Bonfire Adventures directors)
Simon Kabu,Sarah Kabu ( Bonfire Adventures directors)

According to Simon, his wife deserved a Range Rover and more since she had stood by him, furthermore, it was her dream car. He was showing his gratitude for standing by him when he was broke working as a conductor and now he is one of the richest men in Kenya.

Since then things have never been the same for the couple. Speaking about it during an interview in a Radio Interview recently, Sarah said,

“‘THAT CAR GIFT WAS ON MY 39TH BIRTHDAY

ON MY 35TH BIRTHDAY I WAS BOUGHT A MERCEDES BUT HE DID NOT PUBLICIZE IT.

AFTER PICKING IT FROM MOMBASA HE PUT IT IN THE PARKING WHEN I WOKE UP I FOUND IT THERE.

SO WE WERE WORKING TOWARDS GETTING A RANGE ROVER FOR MY 40TH BIRTHDAY.”

BUT MY HUSBAND KNEW IF HE BOUGHT IT AND BROUGHT IT HOME I WOULD SEE IT AND THAT IT WOULD NOT BE A SURPRISE ANYMORE.

I WAS SO MADLY IN LOVE WITH THE 2017/2018 MODEL.

SOMETIMES I WOULD GET STRANDED ADMIRING IT IN TRAFFIC.’

Bonfire Adventures owners Simon Kabu and Sarah Kabu/ Photo By Moses

Sarah said that she had no clue he was going to surprise her with such a lavish gift on her birthday

‘I WOKE UP CAME TO THE OFFICE AND I KNEW WE MIGHT GO FOR DINNER TO A SPECIAL PLACE GIVEN WE WERE NOT TRAVELLING.

SOMETIMES I KEEP MY HAIR UNTIDY BUT THAT DAY HE INSISTED I GO TO THE SALON.

I WENT TO WORK AND AS MY SISTER AND I WERE GOING OUT FOR LUNCH MY HUSBAND OFFERED TO BUY US LUNCH.

During the lunch date, they were interrupted by motorcyclists walking in, singing happy birthday. That was such a happy moment, her legs went numb.

Simon and Sarah Kabu
Simon and Sarah Kabu having a nice time

Sarah is not the type to put her life in the public. She said if only she knew he was going to make her 39th birthday so dramatic, she would have stopped him.

The couple was however not ready for the challenges that came with their show of public display of affection.

‘AFTER THAT WE DID NOT KNOW THAT WOULD BE A PROBLEM.

NOW EVERY SLAY QUEEN TELLS HIM ‘OOH I WANT A VITZ.’

I HEARD PEOPLE WERE ASKING KWANI NAMPEA DESIGN GANI NDIO ANINUNULIE GARI.’

One of the challenges was having slay queens slide in the DMs of Simon. She revealed that they have the passwords to each others social media, and she found one disturbing DM during the New Year.

A certain slay queen wrote to Simon

‘HAPPY NEW YEAR,  MY GOAL IS TO GO OUT WITH YOU, PLEASE MAKE IT HAPPEN.

Sarah says,

WE MEET SUCH DM’S EVERYDAY.’

Speaking about how it is like working with her husband on a daily basis, Sarah said,

‘IT’S NOT ALL LOVEY DOVEY AS PEOPLE ASSUME. WHEN WE GET TO THE OFFICE IT’S ALL WORK.

WE ARE USUALLY VERY BUSY.

THERE ARE DAYS WE ARE NOT IN TALKING TERMS BUT WHEN WE GET TO THE OFFICE MANAGEMENT DECISIONS HAVE TO BE MADE SO YOU HAVE TO TALK AND GIVE YOUR OPINIONS.

WE NEVER MIX PERSONAL ISSUES WITH BUSINESS. IF YOU FIND US GETTING MAD AT EACH OTHER THEN IT’S SOMETHING SERIOUS.’

The Bonfire Adventures boss had in a past social media post confessed that it took a lot of will for her not to fall for sponsors back in the day.

Sarah says,

AT 22 YEARS WHEN I STARTED WORKING AS AN INTERN AND MANAGED TO PAY FOR MY FIRST TRIP TO 14 FALLS THROUGH A CHURCH YOUTH GROUP.

Sarah adds that her values kept her in check.

I NEVER COMPROMISED MY VALUES DATING OLD DIRTY SPONSORS LIKE COLLEGE SLAY QUEENS DO NOWADAYS.

THEM DAYS THEY USED TO BE CALLED TUSHUNGWA NA SUGAR DADDY’S.

I USED TO SURVIVE ON ONE MEAL A DAY THAT IS DINNER BIG UGALI OR RICE. 

DAY TIME SNACKS WERE MOSTLY SWEETS, BISCUITS, MANDAZI, CHAPATI AND BREAD...

By Mwangi Lily

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