Potatoes, Ngugi and simple things


A Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) outlet in Nairobi.

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • There are potatoes everywhere in Kenya. That they could be considered not good enough for KFC is scandalous.
  • There were endless recommendations for KFC, including that it should import its customers too.

It’s almost always the small stuff, the simple things. In Nairobi, fellows couldn’t get their French fries at outlets of KFC, the American fast-food restaurant chain. Turns out, because of the Covid-era disruption of global supply chains, the potatoes for making the chips weren’t arriving in Kenya from abroad. 


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