Every Nairobian has a struggle that they can relate to on a personal level. These are some of mine and I reckon you can find some part of yourself here.
- Heavy rains but no water in most apartments.
- The city under the sun… which is really under garbage.
- You are equally scared of both the police and thieves.
- Everybody expects you to pay them for a basic service Parking attendant: “Si ulete kitu kidogo”. Public office: “Una kitu kidogo nikuskumie hii document?”
- You have stooped so low that you now confuse development with road construction. “Huyu jamaa anafanya kazi…. Amejenga bara bara”
- Sanford chips are slowly becoming a luxury but you still love them
- Children now aspire to be drug barons, tenderpreneurs or in politics. Hii aspiration ya kukuwa CEO tuliwacha. Sponsors are the new role models
- You are always looking for a place with wi-fi because bundles run out faster than you can say ‘Kulwa’
- As you walk in town, you worry about several things. Teargas, city council chasing hawkers, being hit by a matatu, phone thieves, chokoraas, protesters……
- You are part of at least 5 whatsapp groups and you know someone who is a sports betting consultant.