Back to school is always a frenzy that catches many parents off guard. From getting lost in the city, to others ending up being extorted by unscrupulous vendors and sales agents.
Fares hike and the desire to make extra cash bring the worst out of many Nairobians.
As I walked around CBD running errands, I pitied the parents who a majority were struggling with their student’s boxes, late purchase of uniforms and paying fees.
“It’s a struggle my friend. Long queues here in the CBD. Kwanza karibu mtu wa cart atoroke na box ya Sandra. (The cart pusher almost ran away with Sandra’s box).” I overheard a parent lamenting on the phone.
He appeared exhausted by the hustle in the city.
By that time there was this gentle wind and some showers of rain not strong yet not unpleasant.
With the cold weather, I bet many of us could sit still and feel it robbing the last whispers of heat from our very bones, or feel the blood begging for heat flowing in our veins.