Man who Bought Toyota V8 , Relocated to Runda after Earning Ksh 20 Million from Selling Land Goes Broke in 9 Months

When Brian Mwau amassed KSh 20 million while still in university, he had no inkling that his fortune would swiftly dwindle within nine months.

His ascent to millionaire status commenced during his tenure at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), where he delved into university politics, assuming the role of the students’ Information Technology (IT) representative.

His involvement in student leadership at JKUAT afforded Mwau access to influential circles, including the parents of fellow students, laying the groundwork for his future endeavors.

During his second year of study, Mwau assumed the position of JKUAT’s academic secretary, a role that would prove pivotal in his financial journey.

It was during this period that he seized an opportunity presented by a parent of a student—a lucrative land deal valued at KSh 100 million in 2016, which eventually yielded KSh 20 million for Mwau at the tender age of 19.

Flush with newfound wealth, Mwau embarked on a lifestyle characterized by opulence and extravagance, relocating from Rongai to the affluent neighborhood of Runda.

Luxury purchases, including a Landcruiser V8, and the employment of drivers and bodyguards became the norm as he spared no expense in treating his friends to extravagant outings, all the while living beyond his means with a false sense of invincibility.

However, his fortunes took a sharp downturn within nine months, compelling him to liquidate his assets, including his luxury cars, and confront the harsh reality of his circumstances.

The days of lavish living quickly became a distant memory as Mwau found himself boarding a matatu to his village in Makueni, a stark contrast to his former life of affluence.

Amidst the turmoil, Mwau sought solace in faith and spirituality, immersing himself in religious teachings and seeking guidance from influential figures such as the late Chris Kirubi, as he embarked on a journey of redemption.

His perseverance eventually bore fruit, leading him to secure a position at Centum and ascend the ranks to become the business development coordinator at Two Rivers International Finance and Innovative Centre.