Renowned by his stage name, Kimani Karuga, Krg The Don has emerged as a prominent figure in the Kenyan entertainment scene, particularly in the realm of dancehall music. Garnering attention for his opulent way of life and self-proclaimed status as a billionaire, Karuga’s financial pursuits have intrigued many Kenyans, who find themselves pondering the origins of his considerable wealth.
While hailing from Kenyan citizenship, Karuga’s familial roots possess an interesting blend of cultural influences, with his mother originating from India and his father establishing himself as a prosperous Gikuyu entrepreneur. Born in Naivasha, his early years were predominantly spent in Kilgoris, where his father conducted business affairs.
During his formative years in education, Krg The Don exhibited remarkable academic prowess in primary school, consistently ranking within the top echelons of his class. Upon completing his primary education, his father facilitated his secondary education in Uganda. It was during this period in Uganda that Krg The Don’s entrepreneurial acumen started to manifest, as he engaged his astute intellect in money-making endeavors.
Capitalizing on his financial acumen, he ventured into lending money to individuals at an elevated interest rate. Through prudent savings and strategic financial decisions, he had already amassed a significant fortune by the time he concluded his secondary education. This success enabled him to purchase his first vehicle, a testament to his financial ingenuity.
In a rather unconventional move, Krg The Don advised his father against funding his university education, deeming it an unwarranted expenditure. His father assented to this unorthodox decision, enabling him to embark on various business ventures, with familial support underpinning his endeavors.
His initial venture was the establishment of a bar in Uganda, and subsequently in Kisii, where he even took on the role of a bartender in his own establishment. Simultaneously, he diversified his income streams by engaging in ventures such as the resale of second-hand goods, known as Mtumba business.
Krg The Don extended his financial endeavors to Nairobi, progressively augmenting his wealth through strategic expansion. As the eldest among four siblings, he was bequeathed a substantial portion of his grandmother’s wealth, serving as an impetus for further growth. This augmented capital, combined with his business acumen, propelled him into the realm of billionaires.
Facilitated by his connections, Krg The Don secured opportunities to collaborate with the national government. Tasked with tender allocation, he revealed in an interview that his daily earnings could surpass 10 million Kenyan Shillings. In a pivotal moment in 2013, he secured a substantial contract related to the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), involving the supply of construction materials. This venture alone yielded over 200 million Kenyan Shillings.
The synergy of his astute business intellect and venturesome spirit has been pivotal in his accumulation of wealth. Krg The Don boasts an array of diverse revenue streams, encompassing a car dealership, milling industry, Casevera lounge, and several real estate holdings across Nairobi and other Kenyan locales.
The trajectory to his billionaire status is clearly mapped by his journey, underpinned by both his sagacious business decisions and his family’s unwavering support.