Governor Sonko and Hassan Joho [Photo: Courtesy]

When Governor Mike Sonko was unceremoniously arrested in Taita Taveta, some 20 kilometres outside Voi in 2019, and airlifted to Nairobi for his day in court, his march to the dock was nothing short of drama.

What got Kenyans on social media talking aside from the heated struggle, punching and shouting, was that he was arrested while spotting a tropical, logo print Versace t-shirt.

Torn in the melee, the t-shirt from the Italian luxury fashion house cost $531 (Sh53,000), according to global fashion website, Ikrix.

While the jury is still out there on whether the cotton crew neckpiece was designed for the female gender, Governor Sonko embodies everything Versace.

Filthy rich, the flamboyant governor has run out of fingers to flaunt his Versace rings, space on his neck for glittering Versace pendants, feet to reign his Versace shoes and Versace jackets plus hats to style is over the top persona.

Be that as it may, the embattled city boss has no monopoly over opulence.

Down at Kenya's coast reigns Governor Hassan Ali Joho. To the ever dapper-looking governor, price tags are part of the embroidery.

Styled as '001' or 'Sultan' by his followers and constituents, Governor Joho on January 6 upped the Versace battle by unleashing a black, perfect fit t-shirt estimated to cost Sh55,000 while on a trip abroad.

With Versace boldly printed on it, Joho excited his fanbase and created similar euphoria over his style as he did two years ago when he stepped out wearing a pair of expensive Lo-Top Sneakers labelled "Ralf" on Boxing Day.

Worth a cool Sh33, 000 the white sneakers were dwarfed by his earlier Louis Vuitton purchase.

He forked out $895.00 (Sh92,368) for the run away sneakers that blended a mix of Monogram canvas, technical lining and a rubber hand-crafted outsole.

Lest we forget his Richard Mille Felipe Massa Flyback Chronograph that dizzyingly cost £179,995. That high-tech watch was tick-tocking on his arm in July 2019.

2020 guess anyone?