The sports category has moved to a new website.
ADVERTISEMENT

Primary school kids team up to sell snacks for peace

The children sold popcorn, lemonade, cookies, cupcakes and samosas on election day

The children sold popcorns, lemonade, cookies, cupcakes and samosa as Kenyans exercised their constitutional duty to vote on August 8

On August 9, as millions of Kenyans thronged their respective polling stations to exercise their constitutional right to vote, little boys and girls in South C, Nairobi teamed up to sell snacks and soft drinks for peace.

Ten boys and girls, all residents of Akiba Phase two estate in South C ward, Lang'ata constituency set up a stand selling popcorn, lemonade, cupcakes and samosas from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

As other children spent most part of the public holiday, watching TV or playing video games, the group of friends utilized their free time to spread peace amongst their neighbours.

Ranging from as young as six years old to 12 years, the boys and girls were able to sell 50 samosas, 50 cupcakes and 60 cookies..

ADVERTISEMENT

"We managed to have a total sale of Sh7,232," said nine-year-old Ethan Tesei who explained that he and his friends got the idea from playing Sonic Forces.

Sonic Forces is a 2017 platform video game developed by Sonic Team and published by Sega.

Tesei was joined by ten-year-olds; Patrick Kwadi, Jadan Kimutai, Esey Habte and Angel Ndiekua, as well as six-year-old Lizel Bitei and 12-year-old Chloe Cherono.

ADVERTISEMENT

According to the group of friends, they all came together to design the banner for the event reading: "Tiny Bites, Election Day Special: Sh40 for a samosa, Sh30 and Sh50 for small and big popcorn respectively, Sh30 for lemonade, Sh30 for cupcakes and Sh30 and Sh100 for one and four cookies respectively."

The sale by the group of friends might not have contributed millions of shillings but it sure did spread out a positive message to voters in Akiba Phase two.

In a country where elections often cause a lot of tension and in some unfortunate cases lead to violence, this small gesture by a group of children not past grade seven is a huge statement in itself.

ADVERTISEMENT

The widespread violence that broke out following the 2007 elections is still fresh in Kenyans' minds. However, it seems the younger generation is teaming up to change the narrative. "We choose peace and love not hate," summarised Cherono.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Ruto lands Sh477 billion deal for new Usahihi Expressway with 6 lanes

Ruto lands Sh477 billion deal for new Usahihi Expressway with 6 lanes

Why Cheruiyot Kirui's body could be left on Mt. Everest after tragic adventure

Why Cheruiyot Kirui's body could be left on Mt. Everest after tragic adventure

Last moments of Cheruiyot Kirui who has died on Mt Everest [Photos]

Last moments of Cheruiyot Kirui who has died on Mt Everest [Photos]

How Biden received Ruto at White House & what they discussed [Photos]

How Biden received Ruto at White House & what they discussed [Photos]

CCTV camera records lion entering Rongai residence & capturing prey [Video]

CCTV camera records lion entering Rongai residence & capturing prey [Video]

Ruto apologises to daughter in a moment of reflection during U.S state visit

Ruto apologises to daughter in a moment of reflection during U.S state visit

Shindwe pepo mbaya - Isaac Mwaura addresses concerns about cost of Ruto's U.S. visit

Shindwe pepo mbaya - Isaac Mwaura addresses concerns about cost of Ruto's U.S. visit

Education sees record-high interest from 2023 candidates, heres why

Education sees record-high interest from 2023 candidates, heres why

Pauline Njoroge's Biography: Early life, hawking, campaign salary & national influence

Pauline Njoroge's Biography: Early life, hawking, campaign salary & national influence

ADVERTISEMENT