My holidays in Kenya once again proved to me that Kenyans are just too funny. Despite all the problems facing the wananchi, people are still able to walk around in a good mood and smile. Even a lady I met in shagz on her way to collect relief food, was able to make a joke about how I had forgotten who her son was (I still believe I don't know him).
I especially found matatu touts and the workers on the farm to be funny. Below are some comments which made me laugh - maybe it's just me / maybe you had to be there / maybe you don't get the joke (I'm not going to translate them - pls also excuse my "not too sanifu" kiswahili).
In a mat from Loitokitok to Nairobi, a boy is told by the tout to stand up.
Me: Si ni mama yake amemwekea mfuko huo akalie.
Tout: Kama mama yake angempenda hivyo, angemkatia kiti.
Someone to a tout complaining about having to get luggage from the roof of a mat while it was raining: "Kwa nini ulikaata kusoma?!"
A matatu driver complaining about the driver ahead of him.
Driver: Kama barabara ni yako, si uikunje na uende nayo nyumbani!!
A person waiting to get into a matatu: Iko kiti?
Tout: Kiti iko, lakini imekaliwa.
A farm worker joking about why he finds himself having to do that kind of work: "Ni umande ulifanya nikatae kwenda shule."
Another one: Mimi nilesoma mpaka nikakuta ubao umeandikwa "No school ahead."
There were many other comments I found to be extremely funny, but most of them really depended on the situation or one would need to know what was being joked about - for example farm workers talking about working for my uncle / grandmother or them imitating my grandfather when he's mad at someone.