- Gwalah Early skillfully portrayed the impatience of Somali traders when dealing with customers who attempted to bargain for goods
- Eastleigh, has long been renowned for its vibrant business scene
In a recent viral TikTok video that has taken Kenya’s social media scene by storm, popular content creator Gwalah Early hilariously depicted the shopping experience in Eastleigh.
The video, which humorously highlighted the interactions between shoppers and Somali traders, sparked a wave of humorous comments from Kenyan TikTok users who could relate to the unique shopping challenges of Eastleigh
In the video, Gwalah Early skillfully portrayed the impatience of Somali traders when dealing with customers who attempted to haggle or bargain for goods.
She comically acted out scenarios where traders adamantly refused to negotiate prices, insisting on a no-bargain policy, much like supermarkets.
“Sisi tunauza kama supermarkert…hakuna bargaining hapa
So unachukua ama..?Hakuna kukata bei mama..Kama hununui toka enda
Unawaste time hapa…iko customer ingi hapa inanipea milioni,” she acted.
One shopper, Nancy Joie, shared a memorable shopping mishap. She recounted a time when she ventured into Eastleigh to purchase shoes, only to discover that when buying wholesale, she needed to purchase multiple sizes of shoes, not just a single size.
Another user shared an amusing tale of accompanying their “tough Dad” on a shopping trip to Eastleigh, only to return home feeling humbled by the unique dynamics of the neighborhood’s bustling markets
Comment sections across TikTok were flooded with humorous stories from Kenyan shoppers who had their own unforgettable experiences in Eastleigh
“I once went to Eastleigh to ask for a price and didn’t buy niliambiwa enda usirudi, Peninah Ngare commented.
“Let me tell you…..I thought my dad was tough until we went to Eastleigh with him….he went hoe humbled,”Savage Beauty said.
“Eastleigh wants someone with big heart otherwise utaumia sana,”Essy Pascalinah Gita said.
“Niliendea doll shoes wholesale dint know huezi chukua size Moja.kuzitoa kusema nipee size 40 zote akashout potea,”Nancy Joie said.
“Me every time I go to Eastleigh I go home traumatized,”
“Eastleigh unapewanga character development,”
Eastleigh, located to the east of Nairobi’s central business district, has long been renowned for its vibrant business scene and multicultural marketplace.
It’s known for its diverse array of goods, attracting shoppers from all over Nairobi and beyond.