Majority of people are friendly and when it comes to offering a helping hand they sure never disappoint.
They’ll offer to buy you food, drinks and sometimes accommodation when things are really thick.
However, when the visitors take your generosity for granted, the hosts have weird ways of showing you that you have
overstayed in their homes and as they say in Kisawahili saying, ‘akufukuzaye hakwambii toka’.
These are the tell-tale signs that you are no longer Wanted.
- 1. FOOD RATIONING.
From “ongeza chakula, usiogope” to receiving ‘side eyes’ when you try to add nyama or ugali. You’ll
be reminded of how inflation has affected Kenyans and that people should minimize their eating.
- 2.FIRST THEFT SUSPECT.
“Hapa kuna mwizi, saa yangu ilienda wapi?” . Whenever something goes missing you become
the first suspect. This is enough clue that you’re no longer wanted and any minor or missing thing in the house you get all the blames. ‘I remember when there was a broken glass in the house, My cousins wife really blamed me that i was a nusisance and a bother since i had started breaking her expensive cutlery,” said Billy when he was tarmacking and leaving with the in Lucky-summer estate.
- 3.LEADING QUESTIONS.
“Kwani shaggs watu hawakumiss?” or “ mummy alisema unakula sana” or “ naskia mathee
ameanza kupanda and she needs help since the house boy ran away…”. When your host starts
shooting questions revolving around your private life , start packing.
- 4.WI-FI PASSWORD CHANGE.
“We are spending a lot on Internet stop downloading series.” Or to make it worse you one day
find out that your phone can’t log in to Internet. Such signals should tell you your time is up and you shouldnt be enjoying all the privileges’ like the rest of the family. You’re simply rated as a second class citizen.
- 5.PIN-DROP SILENCE.
The house is silent all of a sudden, no one wants to talk to you and they’re least concerned about
your welfare but seemingly enjoy talking to each other. When you ask something you’re ignored and the hosts are busy on their phones and you’re least among their concerns.
- 6.SCOLDING THE KIDS.
If mama watoto is scolding the kids in front of you and rudely tells them ,”kazi si kuona Tv tu .
laleni kesho tuko na shughuli mingi .” or “ They don’t understand we need to wake up early to
look for money.” That is indirect message sent to you, kindly take them as a coded language directed at you.
- 7.ACCUSED OF MISUSING THINGS.
“ The electricity and water bills have shot up. Wueh, watu sasa waoge na maji baridi .
hamtakufa.” They say this while avoiding direct eye contact with you. Sometimes the hosting family even claims that the gas is over and they have to buy food from outside.
- 8.MISS MBOCH GIVES YOU COLD SHOULDER.
You’ve been enjoying a cordial relationship with the house help but after some time she starts
showing you an attitude. Madam of the house has warned her against you and to avoid being
sacked, she has cut all ties with you , treating you with a lot of hatred. Just pack and leave.
- 9.NO LONGER CONSULTED.
They know you hold a degree in electronics and you can repair a few things in the house , but no
one asks for your help. They would rather consult Onyi a class two drop-out who has learnt the
trade through observation. No one cares about your opinion and if you dare to give one , its being treated with the greatest contempt or it gets immediate dismissal.
- 10.YOU BECOME THE ERRANDS BOY.
When your host starts sending you to run unnecessary errands like going to look for bolts for the
kid’s bicycle just know that your days are numbered. When you’re subjected to dirty jobs and errands za madharau know that you’re told to be bored and leave.