“How are people on salary surviving, mnaishi ama mnabahatisha? Akothee pities salaried Kenyans as tough economic time bites hard

Inflation is biting hard at Kenya’s middle and lower class. Multimillionaire singer Akothee can’t help but pity Kenyans depending on salary to survive.

The cost of basic commodities like sugar and maize flour has skyrocketed leaving Kenyans to dig deeper into their pockets just to have a meal on their tables.

Video of Kenyans scrambling to buy maize flour at a supermarket highlighted the dire situation ordinary citizens are currently facing.

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Akothee, who has a multimillion shillings business empire, is also feeling the pinch of tough economic times – though not as much as ordinary citizens.

Akothee walking towards vehicles belonging to Akothee Safaris – a Tours & Travel company which she owns

The flamboyant songstress took to social media to protest about souring prices, the mother of five revealed that she got a letter from her kids’ schools informing her about school fee increment.

“Bei ya unga imepanda na hata pia haiko unaambiwa mfuko mbili kwa familia mmoja , bei ya sukari ndio hiyo , leo, sitima kwa mwezi bei ya shamba , school fees pia nimepokea barua ya kwamba wataongezea asili mia , marafiki zangu wanasema landlord alisema rent itaongezwa kila mwaka , aise , sirikali pia imeongeza mshahara ama ni vipi? Akothee wrote.

Akothee with her children

The singer pitied salaried Kenyans who have no other source of income, she was trying hard to understand how they survive because she was feeling the pinch of tough economic times yet she had multiple sources of income.

“Iko wapi ile maziwa tulikuwa tunakunywa wakati wa moi ? serikali unajuwa watu wako wanaumia? , I am a business woman so I land deals left & right but , how are the people on salary surviving ? mnaishi ama mnabahatisha ndugu zanguni , am asking for a friend , #theearthishard , are we seing some light at the end of the turnel ?”


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