Mums share hilarious tales of their clueless house helps
Nairobi women amused each other on Facebook with tales of the weird and funniest things their house helps have done in the house.
Kenyan households routinely hire house helps from rural areas who are not exposed to urban lifestyles.
Women descended on the Kilimani Mums Udaku Zones Facebook group to share hilarious actions and decisions of their clueless house-helps.
Here is what some of them had to say.
“My first day back to work after maternity leave and after being with her two good weeks training her, she called me only to tell me that she couldn’t put on the gas cooker because she is afraid of getting burnt,and imagine am at work and the baby is hungry, had to go back,” said Winnie Odada
“Told her utapika rice kea maharagwe lunch time, eeeeh alichukua rice akamix na beans na akazipika hivo nikirudi akaniambia Mchele iliiva lakini maharagwe bado,, nikamsho nipakulie rice tu only to tell me nilizichanganya,” said Everlyne Boge
“Kuosha mtoi na sta-soft,” said Margie Bera.
“Nlimpea pesa ajaze gas..akachukua kibuyu ya 20litres na leso eti ni mwambie inachotwa wapi I laughed mpaka I nearly stopped breathing,” said Purity Anyango.
“Kuweka mayai kwa freezer …zilipasuka zote,” said Winny Lyanzo Jerry.
“She washed diapers and hang them to dry,” said Brigid Nasimiyu.
“My non-stick sufuria, nililetewa nikaambiwa mum, usiachange sufuria na uchafu I’ve washed clean,” said Lyne Kwambo.
“Mine does that…Cleans them proper! My pan is no longer a nonstick. I have a new set that I am even afraid of using,” said Nancy Aremo.
“Ali dilute soda ya cocacola akaletea my visitors.tuliokotwa chini ya meza,” said Charity Stone.
“kupika chai na pilau masala cheei,” said Otieno Sue.
“Gass iliisha akatupa mtungi,” said Brunesmith Shantandia Shiks.
NON-STICK FRYING PAN
“Mine alinioshea vyombo na imperial lather,so tunakunywa chai jioni nashindwa nani ametoka kuoga,kumbe ni cup,kumwuliza,yeye,aliona juu soap ya utensils iliisha,then she can substitute na ya kuoga, Mwingine ku flash pampers nkt… Na kusugua non-stick frying pan hadi hio black colour inaisha,ryt now fry even an egg,inaungua nkt,” said Terryanne Serem.
“Kufunga mtoto diaper pamoja na napkin,” said Kharow Dishon Carodis.
“Kupika a whole 5kg rice for lunch yeye na mtoi we ate for 2weeks I was pissed lakini,” said Lincy Mollie.
“I sent her black pepper and told her its ard 150, she came back with a whole pack of black paper bags,” said Naitwako Nelly.