How to easily survive the coming hard ‘Njanuary’

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Kenyans wishing to shop cheaply but with a measure of self-respect should be on the look out for a set of corresponding outlets near them this festive season.

Reason being it makes much economic sense to save as much as possible in this our era of ever rising cost of living but with no respite in view.

In my neighbourhood, there is such a one that sells everything to do with clothing almost at a throwaway price.

“Men, ladies, kids wear, handbags, home textiles and ladies shoes maximum price Sh400 ; men’s shoes maximum price Sh1000, ” indicates the price board of Think Twice Second Hand Clothes.

By the way, when I got inside, I discovered that  only money would be the issue, as it is ever a scarce resource.

Anyway my excursion at Think Twice also exposed me to something even more interesting: that fairly decent kids clothing is going at only Sh50 for two pairs and Sh30 for one.

Most dresses on the other hand are going at Sh100, with the most expensive being Sh200.

But men, as in many places, will, even at Think Twice, be challenged to prove a point of some sort.

That is why, for example, their shirts are going at Sh300 minimum.

But the point is, now you have to save at every turn because things economic are getting worse and worse. What with the runaway corruption in every sector, the unsustainable wage bill and public debt?

It certainly calls for “survival tactics”, decent though; if we have to see tomorrow alive and well.

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