The longest month in the calendar of many Kenyans is finally over and most Kenyans are all smiles.
As Kenyans majestically walk into the brand new month of February, having endured through the only month that has more than 31 days (according to many Kenyans), they look forward to a more short and fruitful month ahead.
The month of January is often like a nightmare for most Kenyans. It is the only month that appears to often get more than 90 percent of Kenyans unaware despite the fact that it is usually the most anticipated month of any year.
The month has been baptized njaanuary with the first three letters having been derived from a Swahili noun njaa which means hunger. To most Kenyans, it is automatically the month of hunger and it is the only month that Kenyans are always complaining and full of excuses.
In fact, as the month melted away, some Kenyans kept vigil, just like they had done on the New Year eve, just to make sure that January is indeed over.
“Today, I will not sleep. I don’t trust this month. I might pull a Kalonzo on us and start afresh. I will have to make sure that it indeed ends tonight,” said Fridous Munialo in her Facebook post.
January is the month that was characterized by hilarious and interesting memes and posts on social media. Having literally conquered December with a show off of the heftiness of their pockets, Kenyans often face the month of January like rained-on chicken.
The month was not that all gloomy and dull. It ended on the highest note ever. On 30th, Raila Odinga was sworn in as the People’s President in an event that took place at the historic Uhuru Park. It was also the day that millions of Kenyans ‘confirmed their suspicions that Kalonzo Musyoka is a “watermelon”’ after he failed to turn up during the ‘swearing-in ceremony’ despite the fact that he was the ‘the People’s Deputy President.’
This was also the month that three major television stations; Citizen TV, NTV, and KTN were switched off by the government. (They were still off by the time of going to the press). Anyway, the good thing is January is over and Kenyans have up to 11 months to face another njaanuary.