i think it is to rob a person

to sell them a plain omelette for Ksh 300 ($3) while a mandazi, with more ingredients in it, including the possible egg is Ksh 100 ($1) and eggs go for max Ksh 15 (15 cents).



About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

47 thoughts on “i think it is to rob a person

  1. Swarn Gill says:

    Eggs are always the biggest scam it seems to me. Given how easy they are to cook, and how cheap they are. In most restaurants it seems just the cost of a couple of scrambled eggs, is equivalent to what it would cost to buy a dozen of them.


  2. Barry says:

    My best guess for the minimum cost of an omelet in NZ is $0.40 for one egg; 5 minutes to cook it at the minimum wage rate $18.50 per hour: $1.54; 2000 watt element for 5 minutes at $0.30 per Kwh: $0.03: That totals $1.97 and we haven’t added to the time for washing the dishes, nor for the cost of butter, salt and pepper, rent or property taxes on the premises, nor for depreciation of dishes, pans and utensils ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. judyt54 says:

    Eggs are also relatively delicate–from depreciation, handling, mis-handling, contamination, on and on. Also the devil (you should excuse the almost-pun) to cook properly, since an over-cooked egg is worthless and damn near inedible.

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  4. jim- says:

    To put all your eggs in one sisal, truck it all over town and make a KSh or two seems reasonable. Got chickens to feed and after all, itโ€™s time that is the value here. ๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿงบ ๐Ÿฅš ๐Ÿณ ๐Ÿด ๐Ÿ˜‹


  5. renudepride says:

    Well, consider the cost of someone having to crack the egg open in order to cook it! That alone takes 4 steel mallets and a lot of physical labor! Have a great weekend my Kenyan brother! ๐Ÿ™‚ Naked hugs!


  6. Nan says:

    Amazing the topics that are discussed on blogs …๐Ÿ˜›


  7. Welcome to the wondrous world of capitalism! It’s a magical realm where eggs are profitable commodities instead of simply being food. It’s a place where the price of eggs depends on who the customer are. To the rich man who can afford thousands of eggs (but who doesn’t want them), the price goes dramatically down. To the poor man who can’t afford any eggs (but who needs them), the price goes dramatically up.

    Isn’t it great? I can’t imagine a world without capitalism!

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    • makagutu says:

      What a wonderful world!

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    • Ron says:

      Indeed! Free market economies are wonderful and a world without them would suck. Hence the reason we see more mass migrationsfrom Cuba, Haiti, Honduras, El Salvador, Venezuela, and Liberia to the than vice versa.

      And the reason large purchasers receive volume discounts is because it’s more cost effective to sell large quantities to fewer buyers than it is to sell small quantities to thousands of buyers.


  8. Ron says:

    Perhaps you were paying for egg-ceptional services.


  9. basenjibrian says:

    Hey, Maka: Given that a sheet of paper is pennies, ink is minute, and modern architects seem unable to design beautiful buildings, I am guessing your architectural services are quite cheap!?

    (I kid, I kid! ๐Ÿ™‚ )


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