Inflation is real in Kenya! Many are convinced that ripple effects of the state’s excessive spending on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) are finally catching up with citizens; and just like always, the Nairobi middle-class are up first in the list of victims.
Thanks to the current tough economic times, some of the most basic and common household commodities now cost an arm and a leg in this great city under the sun.
Just like social media users did on Wednesday afternoon, those who have been to the market lately will attest to the fact that tomatoes are among Kenya’s most expensive vegetables at the moment.
Led by some of the finest “meme-stars” on the platform, Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) made fun of the current cost of the commodity considered an integral part of any proper Kenyan meal.
Here is what some netizens had to say below.
In laws wakiitisha picha yako. pic.twitter.com/3Lz4pG6ZW2
— Captain K (@Kianangih) February 12, 2020
Tomatoes being transported into Nairobi right now pic.twitter.com/IduNaBZfau
— Droid (@droid254) February 12, 2020
I've just seen this
"Ati don't give up,ata nyanya imekazana ikafika bei ya apples"
I can't stop laughing 😂
— GOAT 🐐 (@herine_lando) February 11, 2020
Bei ya nyanya ni expe kuliko maembe..halafu msishangae huko ocha farmers wanamwaga nyanya zao kwa shamba because of unfavourable market and unkind middlemen who frustrate them to sell their produce at a very depressing price rates hence giving up.
— sir-rap-alot (@OsamaOtero) February 12, 2020
Nyanya is slowly becoming a luxury in this country😩
— 💝__wanguiii💝 (@__wanguiii) February 12, 2020
Nyanya is harmful to your health btw. Moi lived 96 years coz he never took those ulcer fruits.
— Jack (@jackwereW) February 10, 2020
Nyanya tatu fifty I nearly whipped ..like the hell what's not happening pic.twitter.com/cFk4cA7OB6
— #MbingiG (@ranchoYuleMdark) February 12, 2020
Ukiona msee anabuy nyanya tatu at once😂😂 pic.twitter.com/OBqEpqmADj
— LORKODI (@lorkodi) February 12, 2020
Nyanya moja 25/- ? I mean a whole twenty fae……heri nibuy apple
— simecore collections (@simon_mwema) February 12, 2020
Tomatoes zimekua shida. Was forced to go to Wangige market this evening hoping the prices are better there. Nimepigwa na butwaa. 3 nyanyas ni 40 bob! Managu is fairly cheap though. Ya 300 is enough to push me for 3 weeks.
— Machongo (@derrick_dre) February 11, 2020
3 tomatoes at 50 bob. 😭😭😭. I need a rich Kikuyu woman to adopt me.
— I'm Cut different. (@gufydox) February 11, 2020