How we survive rough financial times
5 days ago, 20:30
It’s ‘Njaanuary’, the month when money is as tight as the days are long. How do cash-strapped Kenyans get by? Joan Thatiah explores. “I nearly lost my job after pawning my phone” - Rebecca Wawira, 29, media professional Rebecca’s first job as a marketing executive at a motor vehicle garage paid her a measly Sh8,000. Often, it was paid in bits, meaning that she was broke before mid-month every month. “My father had bought me a good phone so I couldn’t sell it. So one month when I was parti ...
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