Things Nairobians hate about the December holidays

  • Published:

Fare hikes

play Things we all hate about Christmas (Courtesy)

There are two types of people, those that love Christmas, and those that cannot stand it.

Well, to be fair, there are also those people who neither like Christmas nor hate it. They’re just there. One thing for sure is that we all enjoy having that much needed long holiday after working or asses off all year. Kenyans have nicknamed December Drinkcember. After all, it’s all about having a good time, but also to spend time with your loved ones and gift them. But while it’s all fun and games, there are some things that are pretty annoying about the festive season especially here in Kenya, such as:

1. First of all, the fare hikes.

A distance you normally pay 300/- suddenly hikes to 2000/- not to mention the crowded bus stops and traffic heading out of Nairobi. Plus, with the careless driving during the festive season, you might not even arrive alive.

2. Supermarkets are extremely full, which makes Christmas shopping a complete nightmare.

3. Once you get to shags, if that's where you're spending the holidays, you have to deal with all the unnecessary questions like

“Wapi bibi?” “Unafanyanga kazi gani huko Nairobi?”



4. And giving your alcohol addict uncles 100 bobs because they think you mine money in Nairobi.

5. You have to do a tone of house chores you’re not used to.

I’d rather be on a couch watching tv or something. But if you spend your Christmas in shags, you have to partake in a dozen and one chores and woe unto you if you’re from the really rural areas with no water and electricity.

6. Christmas carols being blasted everywhere and you just can’t stand them.



7. If you normally gift your family members, well, then there’s that too, having to gift each one of them.

8. The daily hungovers.

9. The January stress.

Stressing about returning to the city, and going through the same matatu madness that you did while going for Christmas as well as returning to work, bills and what not.

ALSO READ: Christmas tree eyebrows are the latest trend and we are confused

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Live Kenya?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +254708994405, Social Media @pulselivekenya: #PulseLiveEyewitness & DM or Email:

Top 3

1 Great uses of lemon at your home you probably did not know aboutbullet
2 #Happy hour 8 top spots for happy hour that you should have already...bullet
3 Recipe Yummy Recipe and steps for making Kenyan fried porkbullet

Food & Travel