Karibu to the joys of Nakumatt. Furniture, fish heads, cell phones, and pink toilet paper all in one place. No such luck finding a Swahili-English dictionary though. Trashy romance novels galore, but no helpful guide to Swahili was to be found. Instead I’ve taken to entering Swahili words and phrases into my phone so I can slowly but surely memorize them. Despite this travesty, Nakumatt still stands head and shoulders above the other wannabe superstores for their one great marketing ploy of large, not-at-all tacky, elephant statues outside all of the stores I’ve visited thus far. This one stands inside Nakumatt Junction.
Don’t worry; I have resisted the urge to ride one thus far, despite urging from my coworkers this evening.
Swahili words of the day:
Nakumatt- Kenya’s answer to Walmart