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RHONairobi: Is It Worth It?

What to expect from the cast.

BY Beryl Karimi-La Patrona

Feb 24, 2023, 12:04 PM

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The first episode of The Real Housewives of Nairobi premiered last night on Showmax and as most reviews would have it, it is better than expected.
Many people had already written it off after the uninspiring trailer that dropped weeks ago, and I am here to confirm that there is more to it than meets the eye. 

The show is good, and if you need more convincing, here are the things to expect in this season of The Real Housewives of Nairobi


We are just one episode in, and I want to rob Sonal's shoe closet and Susan Kaittany's wardrobe.
Sonal has an amazing shoe collection and everything Susan wears is better than the last piece she took off.

She nails everything right to the jewellery which happens to be very African. You have to give her the crown as far as fashion is concerned.
Her party finally sets the pace for the show and you have to give it to her for having three different dresses.
Her wardrobe is something to watch out for this season because it is truly taking the center stage in the show. 


Right at the start of the first episode, Susan Kaittany tells us that Sonal Mahreli is her BFF. This would be believable if we never found out that Sonal has never been to Posh Palace.

Posh Palace is Susan Kaittany's luxury hair studio and spa. She opened it in 2016 with her former BFF, Betty Kyalo, and has been there since then.

We understand #RHONairobi is reality TV, but no one will believe you are BFFs with someone who has never been at your salon in the last 7 years that it's existed.

Other than Susan's seemingly fake friendship with Sonal, you are going to hear a lot of exaggerated truths from Kenya's most renowned socialite, Vera Sidika.

I will not give you any more spoilers because finding out the jaw-breaking lies in your own will be more fun. 


“I write cheques, she writes Instagram posts.” ~ Minnie Kariuki to Michelle Ntalami

I expected a mess because this is a reality show but I didn't anticipate the savagery and the utter meanness that Minnie Kariuki Njuguna brought into the room.
She dragged the CEO of Marini naturals Michelle Ntalami, a scene that is still making me chuckle hours after watching the episode.

Her mean energy finally showed us what to expect moving forward so do not be surprised if there is beef moving forward or even a physical fight. Minnie calls herself a hustler and I believe her. She looks like the sort of person who could snatch a wig if she was pushed past her limits.

I do not know if we are going to be seeing Dr Maria again. I am invested in her chaos.

She flew from Romania to come to Susan's party, called Vera a clout chaser, and then went to bed early. We have got to give it up to her though for giving us the first fight of the season. 

Wealth And Glamour.

The Real Housewives of Nairobi shows a side of Nairobi most of us have never seen. It will take you through luxury, cars, beautiful houses, and champagne that is poured like water from above and you will be stunned when you see Susan arriving at her partner's place in a chopper. 

A lot can go wrong with this show but I suspect this is where it won't. 


Away from the fights and the need to show off, there's some humanity and vulnerability you will experience in every housewife featured in the first season of #RHONairobi.

They talk about motherhood, depression, and racism, and in between all the mess and the noise, you will come to appreciate the humanness in all the women featured in the show. 

You will particularly be in awe of Lisa's gentle spirit, the least dramatic of the lot.