If you have been in the city under the sun for quite some time you will realize the month of December comes loaded, like it were heaven-sent. Easy, relaxing and exciting because of the long breaks from work.
While newbies in town will be crowding Machakos Country Bus to catch a bus back to the villages, residents will be marking their calendars for special occasions as the month ticks away into the new year. Forget the excitement that comes with Chrismas, Boxing Day and New Year, there is a lot that happens in between that makes Nairobians head over heels for December.
1. Parte After Parte
It is the only time of the year that Alcohol dens and restaurants put their A-game in the business. With as little as your pocket can hold, you can still have a good time and if you are lucky enough go home with a fine lass. Nairobians and booze are inseparable and in the spirit of generosity, your boys and girls could get you free drinks all the way down to end month.
Notoriously religious Nairobians will be spending the better part of their December month in churches and seminars seeking the face of God. If you live in holy towns where pastors love to hold crusades in market places or conduct door to door evangelism, now is normally a good time for folks to get saved so that as the new year approaches, blessings galore fall upon lives.
3. Almost smooth traffic and slightly reduced fare
Spending twenty shillings less every day you report to work on time without having to wake up at odd hours to beat traffic for the rest of December is heavenly. During this month, most schools have closed up and many people have traveled upcountry. It is easier to catch a matatu to work because you are all by yourself than when you have to drop your wife at work, your children in school and drive yourself to the office.
4. Music and Concert
On this side of town, people get treated to live performances from high-end artists and local artists, somewhere in carnivore or Ngong racecourse. Nairobians have been treated to exclusive performances the creme de la creme in West Africa including Yemi Alade, Burnaboy, Tekno Mr. Eazi among others. International sensations like Konshens, Chris Martin, Jah Cure, Jason Derulo, Trey Songz, Alaine just to mention but a few have been to some of these concerts.
5. Quick money
Sales and promotion jobs come in handy. Alcohol brands, supermarkets, beauty products make mega sales during this time of the month. Sales companies are ever looking for agents to sell their merchandise for quick money. You can make a fortune off these jobs which all too often dont clash with ones work schedule.