Baba Boi comes home from work feeling a bit grumpy. He sits at his usual spot in the living room and and he is not in the mood to watch Akili Fam! with akina Boi. That’s quite strange. Hadi watoto wameshangaa…
There’s an uncomfortable silence which is quickly interupted by a question…
“Ni nini mbaya?” Mama Boi asked.
“Kuchoka tu…” Baba Boi replied.
“Aii…apana. Kuna kitu inakusumbua. Ni nini? Niambie…”Mama Boi insisted.
“All my friends are getting their loans approved na sasa they’ve bought new boda bodas while mine have all been denied.” he vented out.
“How am I supposed to expand my boda business kama ata siwezi pata kasoft loan? Yet my credit score iko tu sawa. Hii 2022 inafaa iwe mwaka yangu but so far, niko nyuma!” Baba Boi lamented.
“Okay. Okay. Wacha I’ll see how to help”. Mama Boi encouraged him.
The next day, Mama Boi was having her bi-weekly chama in her house. She seemed to be detached from this meeting…
“Mama Boi, umefikisha cabbage huko kaloleni?” Mama Majembe teased.
“Mama Boi, Mama Boi”…
“Oh! Oh! Sorry, Mama Majembe. My mind had drifted kidogo.” Mama Boi snapped out of her thoughts.
“Eii, nimukuita mara mingi! Kwani leo huchangii meeting?” Mama Majembe asked.
“Pole. Nilikuwa nafikiria loan ingine hapo Baba Boi amekuwa akijaribu kuapply but hajafaulu. I wonder how I can help him…” Mama Boi inquired.
“What has he been wearing akienda kuapply loan kwa hio offici?” Mama Majembe asked.
“His kawaida motorbike suit. Why?” Mama Boi replied. “Hmmmm…Unajua ukiwa kwa boda boda, ni rahisi sana nguo yako kupata uchafu. Si vumbi, si matope, si kunyeshewa…so, unaweza pata nguo imepata stains over time. Unaweza angalia kama his suit
has stains then do the necessary. Plus, watu husema first impression matters…” Mama Majembe advised.
“Btw!!! Mbona sikufikiria hivo. Wacha nitaenda supermarket after this meeting kuget sabuni strong!” Mama Boi replied.
Later that day, Mama Boi went to the supermarket. As she was strolling down the isle ya soaps, akaona the New OMO Bleach Multipurpose kwa shelf. Zilikuwa tatu. Regular, Color Safe na Lemon. They were all calling her name. She picked one and read the instructions carefully. Mama Boi was convinced it would work and she decided to try out OMO Color Safe. It was only 30 bob!
Mama Boi got home in good time and washed Baba Boi’s Motor Bike Suit. As she was washing, the fragrance of the soap lingered in the air and the soap was super gentle on her hands. Once Mama Boi was done, she rinsed the suit and hanged it on the line to dry.
“Baba Boi, I think you should go back to that office and reapply the loan.” Mama Boi advised.
“Sure?” Baba Boi asked.
“I have increased your chances of getting that loan approved.” Mama Boi confidently affirmed him.
“Aje?” Baba Boi asked.
“I have my ways.” Mama Boi smirked.
“Fine, ntakuwa hapo kesho by 7 am.” Baba Boi agreed.
True to his words, Baba Boi was at the office by 7 am sharp! He noticed the admin was smiling at him and surprisingly asked him where he got his suit. Kidogo kidogo, the admin gave him his application papers with a stamp of approval. Everything was happening fast, it almost felt like one of those “DJ Afro’s” movies. Haraka haraka, Baba Boi got on his bike and dashed home to share the news with his wife.
“ My beautiful goddess! My loan has been approved! “ Baba Boi hugged his wife.
“That’s wonderful! I’m so happy for you! You can now get more bodas for biashara” Mama Boi replied.
“ Oh yes!!! Ebu niambie, how did you do it?” Baba Boi asked.
“It’s the OMO Bleach Multipurpose I used to wash your suit. And it worked!” Mama Boi gleefully replied.
“Ha! That’s why the admin kept asking where I got my suit from. You smart woman!” Baba Boi replied.
It was a good day at Boi’s home and everyone was happy! What a relief! 🙂