The Lavish life of Zaheer Jhanda, the man linked to fake gold scam: Photos

Jhanda was once married to socialite Amber Ray

Businessman Zaheer Jhanda photographed next to his vehicle

Zaheer Jhanda was thrust in the spotlight on Monday after his name was mentioned in the ongoing crackdown of fake gold dealers.

However, what many might not know is that Jhanda has been a household name in Kilimani mums and blogosphere due to his lavish lifestyle and drama in his love life.

Apart from enjoying close relations with the who is who in town, Mr Jhanda drives some top of the range vehicles which he occasionally parades on his Instagram.

Jhanda had vied for — and lost — the Nyaribari Chache seat on a Jubilee Party ticket. But despite the loss, his friendship with the top leadership of the party remained intact.

Unsuccessfully vied for Nyaribari Chache seat

In 2013, Jhanda was among politicians who had made the trip to the Hague when President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto were summoned by the court in the Netherlands.

During the 2017 election, the flashy businessman vied for the Nyaribari Chache seat which he lost but he earned the tag 'Mheshimiwa'.

His love for celebrity life was probably exhibited best when he married socialite Faith Makau, alias Amber Ray, in 2016. 

On his social media, you will spot the businessman's preferred mode of transport which is a helicopter or the latest issue of the Lexus LX570.

Donating to charities

Regularly he donates his millions to various causes during fundraisers in his hometown in Kisii, where he enjoys celebrity status.

In March 2018, Jhanda hosted American singer and Omarion and Tanzanian superstar Diamond for a series of charity events at the Texas Cancer Centre where the visited and donated to patients.

In February, Jhanda made headlines after the EACC blocked the NLC from paying out Ksh787 million to a church in Ongata Rongai as compensation for the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) line passing through the church’s land.

Notably, Jhanda counts Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi and flamboyant Kisii businessman Don Bosco Gichana as his in-laws.

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