My case today is with Victor Wanyama the Harambee Stars player who is doing really well in Scotland.
Bought for a paltry 900,000 UK pounds (Ksh 126 million) last year from some minute Belgian club, Wanyama has risen in just one year to what many people have said is a ten million pound player (Ksh 1.2 billion).
At the moment, he is just about worth Yaya Toure's yearly salary at Manchester City.
Good progress anyway for a player who has in effect grown ten fold on where he was last year.
So far this season, Wanyama has been in a class of his own at Celtic.
He has been immense in midfield, so much that his head coach Neil Lennon has dithered on whether to rest him for some smaller games.
Just yesterday, he scored a double in a 5-0 win for the Hoops and is now the club's leading scorer in the Scottish Premier League.. That is just how far a Kenyan boy has come.
So far, it is rumoured that Manchester United are interested in his services for the said ten million pounds and a number of other clubs are also checking him out.
From Nairobi to interesting Man U?? Good stuff Victor.
However, I have a problem with his valuation, which I think is far less than should be.
I can imagine that if it were a young English player with Victor's potential, he would be worth 30 million pounds.
There are many I can think of who are worth more than Victor and are completely useless.
We can talk of Andy Carroll at Liverpool who attracted a 35 million pound fee when he moved to Liverpool and is now what you can term as not even worth a tenth of that amount.
There are many more, the likes of Stewart Downing at Liverpool, and his teammate Jordan Henderson who were both in the region of 20 million pounds.
It just got me thinking, what if Victor was English or Spanish??
He would be talked off as a world beater and the hope of the new age in football.. He would not just be some Kenyan player with some difficult name to pronounce.
They would have him on those video games and billboards and he would already have modelled some underwear line.
He would be some mega star.. Forget Usain Bolt.
But back home in Kenya... He is just Victor Wanyama.. Son of Noah Wanyama and brother to Inter-Milan's McDonald Mariga.
I wonder if he was English... 10 million... I'm having a laugh.