Flamboyant Nairobi senator Mike Sonko is breaking the bank to throw a star-studded bash for his first born daughter, Saumu, who will graduate from university Thursday.
The senator will be in his element as he has planned an invite-only, night-long revelry at his palatial residence at Mua Hills in Machakos County.
Gospel artistes will kick off the party at 4pm and will entertain guests until 11pm when their secular counterparts will take over. The gospel artistes slated to perform at the event are DJ Mo, Size 8, Ringtone, Mercy Masika, Esther Wahome, Christina Shusho and Jemimah Thiong’o.
At 11pm, the artistes Deejays Izrael and Crème will take over on the decks with performances led by Jaguar, Ali Kiba, Mike Rua, Kathekani and Sauti Sol. Others are Ken Wamaria, Lady Maureen and FBI dance crew. The sound system will be provided by Home Boyz.
The top acts do not come cheap with the main ones charging upwards of Sh250,000 per show.
Sonko will also dig into his deep pockets to fly in and host Ali Kiba and his entourage.
A known spendthrift, he will also pay top dollar to feed the expected guests and quench their thirst with expensive drinks.
Last Friday, Sonko sent tongues wagging after he was photographed with DJ Crème and Sauti Sol at the residence.
Workers spent better part of the week giving the residence a facelift ahead of the bash. A dome tent to house the invited guests has since been set up.
A sneak peak of what to expect at the bash was provided by Sonko’s ally and Nairobi parliamentary aspirant Joskirai Mwangi who shared pictures of the preparations on his Facebook.
He captioned them: “All is set for Saumu ‘s graduation party at Senators home in Machakos kesho.”
Saumu is set to graduate from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Karen campus, where she has been the Vice President of the students union.