We are knee-deep into the festive season with the D-Day, Christmas, being just a matter of hours away. As a tradition for many Kenyans, people will be traveling from urban areas to join family and friends in the countryside; more like an extended family reunion.
The sudden increase in the numbers of traveler leaving Nairobi and other major cities and towns for the countryside leads to an upsurge of fare prices charged by the public service vehicles. Still, most customers feel forced to pay the exorbitantly hiked fare given Christmas is the only free time all members of a family can get to come together under happy circumstances.
Those that cannot afford are forced to miss out on the fun family get-togethers upcountry. Alternatively, they will have to ask for favors from family, friends, and neighbors with cars so they can carpool their way into traveling affordably to the countryside.
However, asking people for such favors like using their car; the many you are the more likely that person will refuse or feel uncomfortable traveling with a big bunch of neighbors and friends.
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