Muigui wa Kamaki bought a parcel of land along the Eastern bypass in 2009 when it was still bushy and deserted .
The businessman established a small pub that looked like a kiosk and started off with one crate of Tusker beer and two crates of soda.
The 70-year-old named the pub Kamaki’s and this became the name of the popular nyama choma 28.7K My mum was told I am a product of witchcraft and unsuccessful abortion attempt.
Kamaki’s along the Eastern bypass is a familiar place for leisure. Murigi wa Kamaki the man behind popular Kamakis.
Here, binging and devouring some nyama choma is the order of the day, unapologetically done and in spirit of togetherness.
However, how the place came about is an interesting journey of a man whose house was demolished nearby when the road was taking shape 11 years ago.
Kamaki established a small pub that looked like a kiosk and started off with one crate of Tusker beer brand and two crates of soda.
The 70-year-old named the pub “Kamaki’s” after his father and this became the name of the popular place even though the initial pub, after it was modernized, has been overtaken by more dazzling entertainment joints.
“I started with three crates. Two of soda and one for Tusker. I just decided to give it a try and with time it became popular as those working on the road and others coming to buy plots stopped by my pub,” Kamaki said.
He said; “My house sat on the road but I didn’t know that. It was partially demolished but I decided to knock it down completely”.
When he was settling there, plots were going for KSh 200, 000, then rose to KSh 300, 000, KSh 500,000 and now they cost millions of shillings.