Billionaire's Club: Uhuru's niece Nana Gecaga blows millions on 40th birthday

Group photo of invited guests
  • President Uhuru’s niece Nana Gecagaheld a lavish party on her birthday at the Billionaire Resort in Malindi
  • The white and gold-themed party attended by Governor Sonko and Uhuru’s son Jomo started on Friday and ended on Sunday morning
  • According to sources, Nana left a Sh200,000 tip for the hotel’s staff

You only turn 40 once, wrote Nana Gecaga on her social media pages. And to celebrate that milestone, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s niece threw the bash of a lifetime.

The party went down at the Billionaire Resort in Malindi.  It was a glamorous shindig at which    Nana’s 40 guests were spoiled rotten during the two-day invite only bash graced by her brother Jomo Gecaga, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and close family members and friends.

Nana Gecaga

According to close sources, the white and gold-themed party started on Friday and ended on Sunday morning.

“She arrived on Monday March 12 afternoon for the preparation of her big event, then left and returned on Friday March 16.  She was later joined by her brother Gecaga, Governor Sonko and son to President Uhuru Kenyatta Jomo, who was accompanied by his wife,” said the source.

The Billionaire Resort has 24 private and exclusive apartments that are rented out at Sh100,000 per night.

Guests had lots to eat and drink, with some taking it easy at the Lion in the Sun resort, which has   16   well-appointed en-suite rooms, each of which is individually designed, featuring elegant furnishings with an African flair. 

A night at the Lion in the Sun costs at least Sh30,000.

“The management is very happy because the place was almost empty due to the low season and we had to recall some of  the  staff  to  help  in  making  the  event  a  roaring success,” said another source adding that Nana left behind a Sh200,000 tip for the hotel’s staff.

Insiders at the resort said that the birthday party was a big boost for the hotel, which reportedly was able to recoup business lost over the last two months, in just two days!

“They arrived in two big cars and a double-cabin pick-up that was carrying expensive champagne for the event.  We were amazed that her children do not drink ordinary water and only took Acqua Panna, which was in plenty supply,” added the source.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko with Jomo Gecaga

Acqua Panna is an Italian brand of bottled water and one of the world’s largest bottled water brands.

The source added that Nana and her guests did not sign the check-in register at the hotel and that security was beefed up at the venue.

There was also a standby ambulance in case of any emergencies.

Nana, who is the managing director of the Kenyatta International Convention Centre,  was gifted with  Giuseppe  Zanotti shoes  worth Sh215,056  and  is  believed  to  have also spent a substantial  amount at the Malindi Casino.

Nana with brother Jomo Gecaga

Immediately after the party, she took to social media to express her happiness and gratitude.      “You only turn 40 once,    and   my    goodness, look at these beautiful @giuseppezanotti (Cruel Crystal Sandals) I got as a birthday gift. Every girl’s dream... They complete my birthday outfit for tonight...  Thank you sooooo much,” she posted.

In another post, Nana thanked her family and friends for making her birthday memorable.

“I just want to say thank you to everyone for a lovely time and I’m truly blessed.”