It may be the first day of December, but it’s never too early to start getting ready for Christmas. There may seem to be a lot to do and you can get stuck on the details, but you’ll be okay as long as you cover the basics. Here’s how it’s done the Kenyan way.
Food is always important, especially during Christmas when you're likely to have guests. Ni Krisi kweli bila chapo? Just stock up on chapati flour, get someone who knows how to make them and getting ready for the great feast on Christmas.
Since Chrismas is such a special time to many people, it's also a great opportunity to dress up. The Kenyan way is to upgrade the whole family's wardrobe and look fabulous all season! Is there something that you've been dying to wear? Now's your chance to buy it and flaunt it!
It's that time of the year when many Kenyans suddenly feel the urge ya kuenda ushago to visit the extended family. This means that there will be a lot of travel hassle and traffic jams everywhere. If you can avoid it, just stay at home and enjoy your Christmas holiday.
Christmas is a time for family for many Kenyan households and you'll find that most places of enjoyment are filled during this season. If you decide to go out, just be ready for a lot of screaming, running and petty misunderstandings.
If you really want to get a Christmas present this year, make sure you tell the people around you. This is because Christmas presents aren't really a thing in many Kenyan households, so you won't get one if you don't speak up.