Being a dark skin woman is a struggle in Kenya or rather many African countries. You have to prove that you’re worthy before being given a job. Most of the time, light skins women are favoured compared to their dark-skinned counterparts.
‘It’s not been easy for me, I’ve seen light skins get away with murder,’ Yvonne Okwara on being dark-skinned
Well, a young Kenyan woman on Twitter identified as Sheryl Mwanigah has shared her sad experience with city promoters/employers and agencies, who discriminate on dark-skinned women when job hunting.
‘Nimekumbuka kuna time nimeenda interview ya promo,tulipangishwa line tukaambiwa tupenduke wale hawakua na m*tako unarudishwa tu home😭😭’ she tweeted.
Several women came out to share their experiences and they are sad. Below is what some shared.
Mama Roman Kuna ingine walituweka in categories in terms of skin tone. Light skin group A, chocolate group B. Dark skin wakaambiwa tu wataitwa siku ya promo ya Guinness.
Daisy Lydia Sisi tena tulikuwa tunaambiwa live tuu wanataka light skin sisi dark skin tulipitia shida aki na agency inajiita True Black saa hiyo promo darkskin wanapewa ni Guinness pekee.
Mama Roman Group A ndo walikuwa regular. Group B ilikuwa back up plan group A wakikosa kwenda job. I was so done with that sh*t.
Nancy Njambi 😂😂😂Shukuru Mungu kama hamukuambiwa mtwerk. Sasa unashangaa promotion ya kiberiti na kutwerk zinakujia wapi😂.
aggie_the_dance_queen This is so true.
Shantel Shanz If you have done promos and marketing you shouldn’t be surprised these things we have seen and heard them 😊😊😊but what to!
hottwerkerskenya Kenyans prioritize m*tako kuliko brains 😔😔😔😔
Sirila Makadia I remember tukifanyiwa hivo agency flani. That lady would tell you to your face ‘you are not beautiful and your skin is not flawless’ then unachujwa.
imar_stephanie Yeah it’s darn TRUE😂, this Kenya is full of people with different dark demons but beautiful clothes. You even miss to get a job because of a political party you don’t even know about and doesn’t even know you’re out here struggling 😔.
sly_grl Hii Kenya kama huna ass na rangi😂😂😂🙌
Nyang’ara Lucie 😑 mmenikumbusha we were storytelling with my friends.. kalight skin kamoja kakasema “aki kukua mrembo ni stress, heri nyinyi”😂 I’ve never recovered since then, I chew miraa daily to overcome suicidal thoughts.
Mercy Mutheu Ushai enda interview promo ya Hennessy woi you should be tall light-skinned and beautiful kaa hukai ivo usiende apo utarudishwa vibaya.
Ca Te Kuna a certain club and restaurant in uptown Kama wewe sio mweupe hupewi kazi ata Kama uko na degree ngapi SMH
Ruth Mkenya Nakumbuka nilienda ku apply job ya abroad nikaambiwa wachukuwi watu wanono na she was a Kenyan lady I just laughed out.
Senah Salinas Wacha tu ninyamaze, and this is why ladies bleach to get that skin colour.
Lydia Ikinu Kama haujawahi enda interview ya air hostess ukachapwa miguu hakuna kitu unajua. 😂😂😂
Hebby Theo Kuna time tumepewa dress tuvae kama haikutoshi just go home… waah zile vitu Nairobi imenionyesha.
Maalim MaQs Munene Umepewa masufuria and hotpots uzungushe upper hill unaona wewe ni hawker tu lakini trainer amekwambia ujiiite merchandiser
Akua Ouma Nyaseme In an African country? That is functioning very low. #MentalSlavery at it’s best.