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Adnan Khashoggi, Arms Dealer and Playboy is dead at 82 

Global Media outlets have been extensively covering the death of once the world’s richest arms dealer. From New York Times, the Guardian newspaper and the Standard Newspaper of Kenya among others. 


  • Adnan Khashoggi was born in Mecca on July 25, 1935 to the personal doctor of Saudi King Abdul Aziz. 
  • His arms clients: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation; Lockheed Corporation; Raytheon; Northrop Corporation. 
  • Adnan Khashoggi died in United Kingdom 
  • owned 90,000 acres ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia which he acquired at a cost of Ksh. 750 million in 1978. 
  • He owned 3 commercial jets 
  • He was a sales agent for Rolls Royce, Chrysler, Westland Helicopters and Fiat in Saudi Arabia
  • He owned 2 floors apartment at the Olympic Towers in Manhattan 
  • Owned 100 luxury cars 
Khashoggi and his wife
Khashoggi and his wife

Khashoggi’s Kenyan Story 

  • Adan Khashoggi visited Kenya for the first time in 1967 
  • Adnan graced Kenya’s corridors of power in 1970s and 1980s. 
  • He lived like a king spending Ksh. 25 million a day 
  • his arms business saw him create networks with military and political leaders globally 
  • At Ol Pejeta he hosted leaders from around the world 
  • At the foot of Mt. Kenya he owned the 5-star Mount Kenya Safari Club
  • Beds at Ol Pajeta were 12×12. 
  • had dealing with numerous US presidents (Richard Nixon, Two George Bushes; )
  • His yacht was featured in a James Bond movie Never Say Never Again 
  • Marriage: Khashoggi was first married to Sandra Daly a British resident; later they divorced and he married Lamia. 
  • in addition to his 90,000 acres playground in Laikipia, Khashoggi owned several homes around the world including a 5,000 acres compound in Spain’s famous Marbella. 

Khashoggi in France in the 1980s.

Khashoggi in France in the 1980s.
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