A smartly dressed man displays his empty pockets. FILE PHOTO
A tweep has aroused mixed reactions from Kenyans online with his financial breakdown of how tough it is for the the middle class to save money in the current economy.
Gatimu Muchai, as he identifies himself on Twitter, lamented on how the middle class is in a crisis which makes its almost impossible for them to save money due to the high cost of living.
He cited the example of someone who earns Sh100,000 a month who can only save Sh200 a month. The situation gets worse if the person is married and the sole bread winner of the family.
The chart he shared highlighted the different monthly consumption a person has in a month including, rent, food, entertainment, money sent home to parents and relatives, money spent on personal effects, grooming among other things.
“The middle class crisis: A person earning Sh100,000 ($1,000) monthly can only save Sh200 a month towards their future. It’s worse if they have a family. This is why u must think of extra sources of income and also get married and make sure your partner is earning! See attached,” said Muchai.
Kenyans on Twitter were of varied opinions as some agreed with him while others said Sh100,000 is a lot of money and with discipline a person can be able to save a considerable amount of money.
Eddie Gemura tweeted, “Hakuna kitu kama pesa mob ama kidogo it’s all about discipline and setting goals.”
Cyrus the Great said, “100k ni pesa mob sana… stop this demoralization of our youth… such thinking inafanya mayouth wajoin crime na addictive betting… so they end up dead or wasting a lot of time and never even get a job for 50k. We should encourage them to live simple lives and plan future.”
Viddy wrote, “Hizi hesabu umepiga vibaya boss wangu… hii pesa ukijipanga poa ni mingi sana.”
Tsar Nick Muraya commented, “In short, don’t marry till you are a HNWI (High Net Worth Individual).”
Mushizzle said, “I strongly differ with such financial algebra. This is a foolish man’s planner.”
After declaring that long distance relationships aren’t for her, Sherlyne Anyango might have bagged herself a new mzungu boyfriend. It’s barely days since she left the country to go to the States to ‘hustle’. According to her, it’s easier to hustle in the States with her twerking talent.
Love At First Sight?
Well, she moved on quickly! This was the reaction of most of her fans after Sherlyne went live with her new catch. Most people were surprised by how fast she possibly got a boyfriend. But she hasn’t made it clear.
While this might seem unfair to her Kenyan bae, Oga Obinna, it was a mutual agreement between them to dissolve their relationship due to the distance between them.
”I’m a single boy again now😪😱!! Now with the standards you set who will fit in🤷🏿 who will fill your shoes??But Si Ni Life… But for now Kill Them with your AWESOMENESS and SECURE THE BAG!!! Don’t let nobody tell you otherwise. Plus there will always be space for you in my Heart and Kidney🙊🙈🙏🏿.”
In line to this, Sherlyne had also declared how much she misses Obinna and wrote back to him;
”Don’t make me cry. That’s life 😞😞. I feel bad. I miss you badly.”
Well, turns out she won’t be missing him any more after getting a new catch. Obinna has not yet responded to Sherlyne’s video posted on her Insta stories. I bet he’s not happy seeing her with another man.
When it comes to buying or tailoring a new blazer, most people think it’s all about getting what fits. Even though that is one of the most vital things to focus on when selecting blazers, there are other things you need to look out for in order to have a perfect and versatile blazer.
Versatile is not just about being able to match most pieces in your closet, but something that will enhance your outfits and define your best features while at it. In case you are wondering on where to start with buying a blazer, start here:
Yes, this is the first thing you should consider before making or buying yourself a blazer. You need to check your closet and consider the most dominant colour and pieces, can they be layered with a blazer or paired together?
Once that is set, you are good to go, though the more colourful a blazer is the more fun you will have pairing it with other pieces.
When selecting the perfect blazer always be very careful not to choose a small blazer. You might confuse a small blazer for a fitting one.
It should not be too tight that your shoulders cannot move in it or you can barely button it.
Although ladies are lucky they can go with any arm length, because it can be considered fashionable, ensure that it is your size. Also, avoid going for extra-large coats that will drown you and hide your best features.
A blazer is in between a suit jacket and a hoodie. Meaning, it should be able to pass for official and casual events. Let your guide be what you are buying it for.
There are different kinds of blazers ranging from open front blazers, single breasted blazers, belted ones, the list is endless.
Always go for a blazer that resonates with your style and closet items. Also, long blazers are classier and versatile than the shorter boyfriend ones. This is in terms of versatility.
Are you looking for a linen blazer, cotton or the suit material fabric? Do you want it shiny or matte? Do you need one with metal studded elements or with embellished buttons like the army? The kind of texture you go for will determine the way you dress your blazer.
Although blazers are meant to match with all outfits, the kind of design you go for can either limit your outfit choices or broaden your matching game.
They say the longer the blazer, the double the respect. You already know what I mean by this. Longer blazers are more eye catching, trendy and versatile. It will be easier for you to pair them to a tiny skirt, pencil trouser or palazzos.
Also did I mention how well they pair with crop tops? Yes, when buying a blazer, the length is very important.
Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.
By Milo George
Residents of Pipeline Transami area are decrying poor drainage system that has caused sewage water to overflow in their area of residence.
The residents claim that the overflowing sewage is not only putting their lives at risk but also causing air pollution.
They have called on Nairobi Metropolitan Services and Nairobi City Water and Sewage Company to come on board and expand the sewer lines before more areas are flooded with raw human wastes coming from the blocked pipes. “We want Major Badi and our leaders to resolve this menace immediately. It’s terrible many have been forced to shift their businesses because of the foul smell,” they said. Pastor Joe Ndivoh of Word Evangelistic Explosion Ministries says that they have been forced to call off the Sunday School Service to protect the children from the smelly sewage. ‘‘We now fear that if prompt action is not taken then we will have a bigger health problem than this because we fear there could be an outbreak of water-borne disease anytime,’’ Pastor Ndivoh added.
Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.