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Musician wows Nairobians with rare sports car

South Sudanese musician-cum-businessman Baby One caused a stir recently when he drove his unique Mercedes Benz on the streets of Nairobi.

South Sudanese musician Baby One poses in his unique Mercedes Benz sports car. PHOTO | JENNIFER MUIRURI
South Sudanese musician Baby One poses in his unique Mercedes Benz sports car. PHOTO | JENNIFER MUIRURI

Fascinated Nairobians took time to take selfies in front of the Smart Roadster model which was parked outside Tribeka club.

Baby One, whose official name is Johnson Reec Lwal, owns the Ditchol & Sons Ltd, a company in South Sudan that deals in  transport and importation in all the 10 states in the country.

The two-door sports car was first introduced in 2003 and met expectations of car enthusiasts, but warranty claims saw its production halted in November 2005. Only 43,091 Roadsters had been made.

Baby One told Nairobi News that he imported the car from the United Kingdom at a cost of Sh3 million.

 

The Mercedes Benz Smart Roadster convertible. PHOTO | JENNIFER MUIRURI
The Mercedes Benz Smart Roadster convertible. PHOTO | JENNIFER MUIRURI

Manufactured in 2007, his could be the only such car model in Kenya at the moment.

It’s a fuel-efficient convertible with a 700cc, single turbo engine. The car has a top speed of 220kph.

Its entire body is made of fibre.