28-year-old masseur James Kamau’s business in the vast beauty industry has been booming with all success attributed to his unique feature, extra fingers.
Speaking in an interview with Citizen Digital, Kamau who hails from Dundori, Nakuru County recalled the moment he released that he had extra fingers.
“I remember at one point in primary school, there was a mathematics question that asked about the number of fingers one had. I picked six as the answer since I counted my fingers,” he said.
With the answer, Kamau’s teacher was furious with him and summoned him to the staff room.
“My teacher could not understand why I failed such a simple question. So I was asked to count my fingers. I did so. My teacher stood there bewildered,” he added.
Kamau noted that after graduating from college, he joined the beauty job market and it did not take long before he noticed his customer’s obsession with his services.
“Customers kept coming back. I remember at some point, a female customer asked why my services had a uniqueness to it. I simply laughed and kept to myself,” he said.
Kamau is the proprietor of Danty Nail Parlour in Githurai Kimbo, Nairobi County.
The masseur’s condition is referred to Polydactyly, a condition in which an extra finger or toe is present on the hand or foot. It is the second most common hand anomaly and is present from birth.
The condition can range from a small extra bump on the side of the hand to a finger that widens to end in two fingertips, an extra finger that dangles by a thin cord from the hand or a hand that has a thumb and five fingers.
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