Emanuel Ng’etich a businessman bought the grounded Boeing 720 and turned it into one of the best entertainment spots- Club034
Kitengela still holds the forte as the number one entertainment spot for party lovers. Entrepreneurs have to come up with ingenious ways of attracting and maintaining the ever-jumpy and demanding revelers.
The proprietor of Club034, Emmanuel Ngetich, set the bar high when he bought a grounded Boeing 720 airplane and turned it into a one-of-a-kind club in the country.
Emmanuel Ngetich, a businessman, came up with the idea of setting up a club in the innards of a plane in early 2020.
He bought a grounded plane from Kenya Airways (KQ) which had remained parked at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) for several years.
The plane which is more than 56 years old was then transported in a contingent of police outriders to its final destination in Kitengela.
While speaking to the Standard, Ngetich revealed that the decision to buy out the plane was inspired by a trip he took to Thailand.
“Kenya Airways offered the bid and I decided to try out hoping to purchase the plane for what would look like a crazy idea.
My decision to establish the restaurant was inspired by a tour of Bangkok a few years ago. I was mesmerized to see this entertainment and shopping hub that has been designed around a grounded Lockheed TriStar at Chang Chui”, he told Kalenjin culture
This TrisStar is a genuine one, a jet that had been flying for Thai Sky Airlines before it was grounded in Don Mueang where it ‘was rescued’ as it was waiting to be scrapped to Chang Chui, its current location.
Right now, it has been named Na-Oh, a daily ‘grounded flight’ that is whisking passengers off on culinary adventures and pleasures,” Ngetich added.
When he heard of the KQ bid, it triggered the unforgettable memories of his experience in Bangkok and he decided to buy out the plane in a bid to change the entertainment scene in the country.