Anyone remembers kurutuka’ing with a kibuyu cut in half and letting all worries loose as their veered their down a slope?
Back when we used to watch rainbow colors before the national anthem came on and KBC service started? When KTN was the only other channel and half the time it wasn’t clear?
And the grey socks with two stripes at the top that every primo in Kenya was required to wear? Of course the color of the stripes depended on which school one attended.
When every news program started with ‘Mutukufu rais Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi, Leo alifungua….etc”
When back to school meant new Bata shoes…
When we used to wait eagerly for the cool and refreshing Nyayo milk on Fridays? Before rumors had it that it had pins, but we still kunywad it despite warning from our paros.
When “good morning Mrs. ‘Mukami’” while standing and in unison was the only way to welcome a teacher into class?
When barbers were under strict instructions that they will not be paid unless a superior ‘box’cut was achieved?
Back when schools girls used to giggle and warn each other ‘PHD’, not knowing that we figured what that meant after some time.
Back when girls actually used to wear Petticoats as part of underwear?
When we used to pass a mantle when anyone was caught for speaking anything other than proper engo in school?
When the rumor of someone jetting off abroad spread across villages like bush fire?
When Kimbo was the only cooking fat, and kids used to glow in the midday sun as Vaseline Premium Jelly added a layer of shine on their faces?
Back when Sunday best could NOT be worn any other day unless it was a wedding, family visit etc.
the good old times, i miss them days!