The Njaanuary period that we love to hate is, sadly, here with us.
As we deal with the notorious January blues, here are four tricks that are offering solace to the burdened but creative Kenyans.
1. Roadside Foods
With the hunger that comes with Njaanuary, affording that chicken or burger you desire is not easy.
Creative Kenyans are choosing to retrace their steps to the local joints where the food is not only affordable, but it is an opportunity to talk politics given their characteristic friendliness.
The free newspaper at the kibanda will also save you from having to purchase the day’s paper
2. Reduced Appearance in Social Functions
The December holiday provided Kenyans with lots of time to attend social functions.
Whether it’s the routine drink ups, a road trip upcountry, or even a wedding – the financial implication has been adverse.
If you wish to endure the January hunger pangs, avoid social functions that affect your wallet and just have a standby response for your crew like, “Guys, yesterday I passed by hosi. I am on antibiotics so I won’t make it for that plan”.
3. Salary Advance
You know Njaanuary is real when your pockets start running low even before you surmount the first week of the month.
Bills will double up and the days will appear to be on duplication steroids.
Don’t be surprised if you go to sleep on the 20th, only to wake up on the 12th of the same month.
4. Double Internet Bundles
This is the best-kept secret among data subscribers in Kenya.
Safaricom is currently running a promotion where customers who purchase data bundles will receive bonus double data bundles.
For instance, if you purchase 200MB at only Sh99, you will get an extra 200MB for free.
At only Sh500 you can enjoy 2GB data bundles which you can utilise by watching and downloading movies.
With this generous offer, you will maintain your browsing habits and surmount these January blues.
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