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Michael Joseph once stated that kenyans had “peculiar habits“, and he must feel vindicated after the events of yester-night and early morning today!! I’m not here on behalf of him nor do i necessarily concur with his views, but the swahili have a saying, “Mgala muue na haki umpe”-translated it basically means “give a man his dues,friend or foe”…n i’m about to give Miachael Joseph his dues.

Early this morning the chicken came home to roost, kenyans have previously not failed to disappoint when it comes to acting in a peculiar manner, but the latest incident must surely take the price!!

Safaricom, kenya’s premier mobile service provider, was having a network upgrade that was to run from midnight yesterday to today at 6 a.m and an advert was duly placed in the papers to this effect. Now Safaricom had all the good intentions, informing their customers of this expected disruption in normal service, but then they didn’t know that they were giving kenyan’s a heads-up…Kenyans in what is a sign of normalcy to us, took to this with zest, i mean i have been bombarded with calls at what i’d consider ungodly hours in the name of FREE calls!!!! And in typical kenyan fashion again, this bit of news was translated to many other unwitting friends that they may partake of this early x-mas!!!

If you could just picture the glee on Michael Joseph’s face…and i forgot, the fact that i’m penning this piece,complaining about “free” calls, is in itself a peculiar habit indeed.


Written by mashinc

February 18, 2008 at 4:27 am

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  1. He he.
    Long live Safaricom 😀


    February 18, 2008 at 9:15 am

  2. You’ve been tagged 🙂 refer to my blog for details.


    February 27, 2008 at 1:02 pm

  3. […] is that people are inherently motivated to go to that trouble. This, in a country known for peculiar mobile telephony use. While I don’t have the stats to corroborate my take, I imagine that this would dis-incentivise […]

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