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Given Ksh 5, 000, you will buy less than 10 items from a supermarket, where most of the items are basic foodstuffs.

For an ordinary Kenyan, Ksh5, 000 is half of his income, meaning he will spend it on food stuffs with nothing left to save. With this kind of lifestyle, Kenya will remain a third world country until God comes.

Before we talk more, here are items you can buy from a supermarket with Ksh 5,000

 ITEM COST(KSH) 3 PACKETS OF SUGAR 600 5 PACKETS OF COOKING FLOUR 1,000 12 PACKETS OF MILK 1,000 5 PACKETS OF BAKING FLOUR 1,000 5 KG OF RICE 500 3KG OF COOKING OIL 400 SOAP+WASHING DETERGENT+COSMETICS 500 TOTAL 5,000

As you can see from the table above, you can only afford to buy 7 important items out of 10 items required to sustain you for a month. If you have Ksh 1, 000, you will only buy sugar or milk, leaving with a thought of buying other basic items later.

The economy is so bad that if you buy milk and sugar, you will need a security officer to escort you to your house, otherwise those in need will come for you.