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The whole of August I had these many topics to write on but every time I sat to type them I couldn’t get past sixty words, the story in my head just refused to come out… Then just to make sure I posted something for the month I wanted to do another playlist, then I remembered ghafla guy told me not to write about playlists again… I listen, see?
Having been born, bred, raised, schooled near or in Nairobi, the word here is near, note that… One starts to have a bias on the other parts of the Country that exist, as opinion about a place will be formed through hearsay or what you read. Truth be told the furthest I had ever been going to West of Kenya was Kisii. So when I got an assignment to go to Suba Kuria I did not mind where that was I just wanted to asakatho Kisii (Luo for I have gone past Kisii).
I got to learn that the word asakatho (thank you Omondi Awinda for translating that for me :-)) means past, like if you go past Nyayo stadium, you say “asakatho Nyayo stadium”, to mean “I am past Nyayo stadium” so back to my story, the longest I had been on a vehicle was six hours during that Kisii trip, but this time round it was eleven hours and thirty minutes. When we got to Migori town we stopped for some
butt rest, I saw some guy insult some mechanics the insult is un-typable here and stones began flying, these were huge stones mind you, we had to scamper and watch the show from a distance, what a welcome that was… Here are some random pictures I took on my trip as I asakatho Kisii.
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PS: I will try to put up better posts when I get my act together, stories that flow lol
It started with a trip to the Orange shop to see about her, I was told she was transferred to Westlands. I followed her there and was told she had gone to be with another dealer. I was told to wait for two weeks before I could be able to see her again. I was devastated, two weeks? Really? But when you want someone/thing you have to be patient, good things come to those who wait, no? Maybe; I do not know, you tell me!!
There I was after two weeks, I went back to see on her. I was told she was still away and that, they would call me when she gets back. From there it became a game of; come this week by Friday, to next Friday, to after ten days, to finally a month, then two!
I used to get texts and emails about her, that they had sent spare parts from the source. I was told it took ten to fifteen days for them to get to here from there and a week for them to be put on her. As you might have started interpreting I am talking about my laptop, Gee. She is an acer aspire, she got a little cover problem below the touchpad that could have been sorted out easily under the warranty. But as acer after sales service would have it, from the various dealers I have been to, are unreasonably slow here in Kenya. I am still not sure if I will find her problem sorted, if not I will just take her like the “unconditional love” pill and have her back with all her flaws…
If you are planning on buying an acer machine be ready to experience bad after sales service in Kenya. The dealers usually tell you before taking it in that it will stay for more than two weeks, which might turn to two months in my case. What is your after sales experience for something you once bought? Good? Bad? Do tell…