…and some things only cost 5 bob…


…like the Adazi (Mandazi) or that cup of chai.
Please note the nice arrangement of menu cards, calendar & kitsch wisdom.

And what about the most ugliest pair of shoes I’ve ever bought in my life?



  • were relatively cheap (199/= Ksh)
  • are Made in Kenya (supporting the local economy, etc.)
  • are comfy “mens hi-quality sandles” which can be worn with socks (now try that with the normal sandals)
  • were available in my size (same as Mental’s)
  • cheaper than the fake Adiletten sandals which also weren’t available in my size
  • match my clothes when it’s dark outside
  • hey, this is Embu! who cares? :-)

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Hi, I am an engineer who freelances in water & sanitation-related IT projects at Saniblog.org. You'll also find me on Twitter @jke and Instagram.