Allan & Irene Igambi: The Power Couple Behind The Popular 40Forty Lounge

40Forty Lounge is a popular club located in Nairobi’s Westlands area. The club, which was officially opened in 2017, is owned by Alan and Irene Igambi.

The lounge has been dominating banter on Twitter and other social media platforms courtesy of the raunchy photos of revellers exposing acres of flesh.

Here is what WoK established about the popular nightspot.

Features of the lounge

The lounge features three distinct spaces for guests; the main club, balcony level and outdoor terrace, each highlighting a unique experience and vantage point for club-goers to enjoy the sights and sounds of 40Forty Lounge Nairobi.

This is complemented by the gorgeous Nairobi night skyline.

The lounge also boasts of a global heritage design with an urban retro ambience that targeted clientele in the mature and outgoing demographic.

Irene Igambi, one-half of the lounge’s founders, revealed in a past interview that the exquisite nightlife space offers good service, good food, good music as well as stellar comfort courtesy of some of the best staff in the capital.


Both Irene and Allan have been in the hotel business and throughout that time got to see how lucrative the business can be if well managed.

That is when they decided to start their own venture, seeing how much Kenyans love entertainment.

They decided to establish the lounge, and named it 40Forty, inspired by US Rapper Jay Z’s 40/40 club in New York.


Nairobi County official

Alan Igambi is the former Controller of Budget and Nairobi County Executive Member for Finance.

In 2020, he was hard pressed to explain claims that more than Sh280 million was lost through payments of irregular pending bills.

In a fresh turn of events, Igambi was sacked by the then Nairobi Governor Anne Kananu. The Governor had earlier transferred Mr. Igambi from the Finance to the Food and Agriculture docket as acting CEC.