In Kenya live 52 million people. And they vary so much that there it is believed to be as many as 42 communities, which makes Kenya the 27th most populous country in the world. No wonder that there’s not enough of drinking water, quality houses, and well-paid work. But all these do not make us upset. Instead, we pursue studies in higher education abroad, make a tremendous career, and drive those cars we want.
Is that all about our mentality? If yes, then which aspects of our character made us so resistible to life cataclysms? TUKO, together with Jiji, found them all out.
Eye for freebies
Free gifts add value to our lives, as well as give the thrill of the competition. Clothes, food, tickets, whatsoever if it’s free you need to be there to get this in no time at all. If you feel uncomfortable to push in to conquer the desired thing, you’ll hardly go through Kenyan realities where the average monthly wage is 6,498 shillings.
Fashion is my profession
Being stylish isn’t a requirement but a state of mind of an ordinary Kenyan. Life in slums isn’t an excuse to look like a hobo. We can always swimmingly combine clothes even if they were found in a second-hand store. Final effect: a look, which isn’t worse than Rihanna’s one on the red carpet and makes you full of beans.
Football in Kenya is the way to make your body look awesome, overcome different addictions, and even tackle problems with your partner. Football is a universal language that allows in a minute finding new friends, as well as enemies. If you don’t care about English Premier League, don’t know each relative of your favorite footballer to his seventh generation, and don’t kick the ball around out back, then you were certainly raised in the other continent.
We love learning something new. And if it can bring additional value to our life, then it’s even better. A diploma isn’t just a piece of paper that gives access to the world of rich men and power. This is a lifestyle. School, university, or extra courses show the desire of a person to develop their skills and improve knowledge. Why? To get a lot of money for your work, you first have to become a valuable employee.
The Kenyans love doing business ― small, middle, or big-sized, this doesn’t matter. We start up all over the place. If good returns are looming on the horizon we are there: right along the street sitting on the ground, behind our own market stall, or on the Internet, on Jiji online platform. The classified allows placing goods and advertise them. As more people are looking very for your goods, you market items in no time at all.
What are other character aspects in the nature of the Kenyans without which it is difficult to live in our country? Share your opinion in the comments below!