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Adapting to COVID-19: Selling eggs from BMW, onions from Mercedes and milk from Prado

Kenyans are known for their resilience and innovation. Little wonder our athletes do well at the world stage when it comes to long races which require both mental and physical toughness.

A Kenyan lawyer and motivational has narrated how he encountered three white-collar professionals selling farm produce by the roadside to supplement their incomes during these times of COVID-19 pandemic.

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The man who identifies himself as Fanya Mambo Kinuthia on Facebook was driving past Windsor hotel when he noticed cars which had been turned into complete markets.

Kinuthia said he bought onions packed in a plastic can at the boot of a BMW X3.

He said he engaged the seller and he was pleased to note she was an IT technician, a holder of a Computer Science degree and masters in some science field.

“A consultant who is very well traveled. But with COVID-19, she can’t fly. She has a mortgage and a car loan to pay. Her BMW is now her shop,” noted Kinuthia.

He also bought eggs from a mercedes man who he would learn was an advocate of the High Court.

“His kids will not eat pride. Courts are not operating as they should,” he said.

He also bought milk from a prado who he later learnt is a holder of a land economics degree from University of Nairobi.

Kinuthia hailed the three for understanding that extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures.

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He called on people to adapt to the current circumstances as they look forward to a better tomorrow.

President Uhuru Kenyatta recently hinted at lifting the curfew and removing the cessation of movement imposed in at least five counties.

In early May, the President Uhuru warned that over 500,000 jobs could be lost in the next six months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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