Traditional the day after Thanksgiving in the United States, Black Friday has caught on with the rest of the world. Kenya has not been left behind. 2016 will be the second year the day has been marked with much fanfare in Kenya.
Leading retailers have been running Pre-Black Friday offers for nearly 2 weeks, trying to build up momentum for this big day. Worldwide, sales are usually in the billions of dollars.
Kenya obviously has a long way to go, considering less than 1% of the population shops online. However, there is some really big and noticeable improvement.
From the early figures we’ve laid our hands on, sales this year will break all records. Even before the big day, some retailers have recorded more sales than the last year.
Most of this is down to the awareness created across all media. But most importantly, the fact that Kenyans are now picking up on online shopping.
Below we sample some of the best deals.
Wakenya tuwache ushamba. The rest of the world moved away from boiling eggs in sufurias. You may not have heard of this, but there’s something by the name egg steamer/boiler.
You just put in a small amount of water, and then up to 7 eggs at once. Switch on and your eggs will be ready in about 5 minutes.
Why get merely an egg steamer when you can get one that fries eggs too.
This one on Kilimall is going for only Sh1,290.
This slick, gold, super slim Jua power bank is not only functional, but also a fashion statement.
It is 5000mAh, which means it can charge most phones at least twice. The best part however is the price. Sh699 – about the same amount as a decent lunch in Nairobi.
Black Friday could not have come at a better time. The weather is unbearable and this is the time when diseases kick in. Wearing warm clothes does not mean you can’t be fashionable. These hoodies keep you warm and give you a killer look.
Check them out on Kilimall for Sh899.
What else can ladies ask for. Something this beautiful for less than a thousand bob… It can only be Black Friday.
If you are a man reading this, please surprise your girl and prove you are romantic. There are small, extra large and all sizes in between.
Those are not the only stuff on offer. There are literally hundreds of discounted products.
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