The poor show off clothes, middle-class parade cars, and upper-class brag about houses…the billionaire is different By Shifa Mwihaki Feature writer/Essayist The rich are rich because, most times, they’re different: You will rarely find them on social media. They are faceless, modest, pretty understated and nowhere does this become apparent than in their dressing. While […]
Sweet 16: Why Kambas are ageless…like Ngilu, Kalonzo!
Radio queen Cess Mutungi turned 50 but looks 30. So does Esther Musila…here is the secret of their age defying looks… By Kieran Ngendo Contributing Writer/Lifestyle Kambas have this ageless look about them. Think Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu. She is a cucu, but still resembles a moneyed mama just hitting 40. She is 69, shrugging […]
Middle-class blues: Here are the cheapest, best places to live around Nairobi!
Tenants are looking for affordable comfort to complement their lavish lifestyles and access to the opposite sex By Shifa Mwihaki Feature writer/Essayist The high cost of living in Kenya has seen the middle class becoming enterprising with some peddling jungu and avocado in offices, others hawking chapatis online in gated communities. Others turned into Mama […]
Lockdown manenos: Isolating with Kenya’s super rich…
The loaded are different- from playing solo golf, indoor pools to flying over police road blocks By Brian Guserwa and Shifa Mwihaki Contributing writers Condemned to their sprawling mansions, Kenya’s super rich are not isolating like you and I with noisy, nosy neighbours. Flamboyant city lawyer Donald Kipkorir recently twitted photos of the rains ruining […]
Come we stay, out you go: The 12 causes of marital conflict in Kenya
Getting into marriage with ill-motivated reasons leads to frustration and a lot of stress By Shifa Mwihaki Feature writer/Essayist @Undercover KE Of the dozen couples on honeymoon this week, half won’t be in talking terms before the Locust Invasion comes to an end. A third will have called it quits before Kenya gets its fifth […]
Far from hustlers: Are gated communities all about sharing guards, gardeners and garbage collectors?
There is a concrete difference between living in a gated community and existing in communal quarters-with a gate By April K. Mbalu Consulting Editor @Undercover KE Kenyans just love living in ‘gated communities’ which are now found in almost all residential areas including mabati slums. Only most Shags in rural Kenya are missing out in this […]
Hakuna pesa: How you shop out of budget… and why supermarkets should sell mutura!
Women spend more time loitering in supermarkets comparing prices, checking expiry dates, smelling perfumes and lotions By Shifa Mwihaki Feature Writer/Essayist @Undercover KE You must have entered a supermarket… not once, not twice… with the intention of buying the Sh80 yoghurt only to end up with a trolley that dents Sh5000 into your wallet. Despite […]
Seven year itch: Why graduate Kenyan wives cheat more than class six drop outs
Men have extramarital affairs when the wife is sick (and pregnancy falls in this category), has poor cooking skills, untidy home, poor hygiene or is too busy with work, church and the brats By Camy Akinyi-Gecaga Contributing Editor @Undercover KE Your cute God fearing wife can claim to experience ‘marital satisfaction’ but still cheat on […]
Fire in the belly: Why some Kenyans are more ambitious… than you!
A Kenyan from Shags will sell boiled eggs in pubs at night which a born-tao from Nairobi would sneer at By GW Ngari Editor-at-Large @Undercover KE Have you ever wondered why some Kenyans-even from the same stomach- are more ambitious than their siblings? The same goes for school mates: one former dorm mate could […]
Inside the 2019 Census:Why Kenyan men are scarce, ‘community husbands’ in waiting!
A decade ago, every Kenyan man had a woman to himself, but kwa ground, things are different in 2019 By Camy Akinyi-Gecaga Contributing Editor We are not yet 50 million people as we thought, after all. This year’s preliminary Census results reveals that Kenya has about 47 million mouths to feed, having grown at a […]