A huge number of Kenyan women on Twitter are complaining online that they cannot get tampons anywhere. Apparently, the shortage started a few months ago.
Several women are saying they haven’t been able to find the vital feminine hygiene product in shops and supermarkets from as early as October last year. Apparently, the few outlets that have tampons have increased the price.
Here are some sampled tweets:
Is there a tampon shortage in Nairobi and I’m not talking about the mini ones?
— Scheaffer Okore (@scheafferoo) January 8, 2019
Huyu ametembea supermarket zote hajapata
I went to multiple supermarkets last month to get some and couldn’t find them. Had to opt for chemists. So frustrating! SMH
— sly AF (@SlyWan_) January 8, 2019
I noticed this in October when trying to get maxi tamps. It’s gotten even harder now to find them. Hakuna
— Mercy Wambui (@wabsnganga) January 8, 2019
Since last year around November.. 😔
— rehema sheilla (@remysheilla) January 8, 2019
Thank you… Was restocking in November and I got nothing but mini… I’m in Eldoret…
— Monica Angala🇰🇪 (@Itsangala) January 8, 2019
There are actually no tampons in almost all supermarkets in Nairobi right now.. Other shops that have them have inflated the prices so high.. What’s going on?? https://t.co/WGwre66bgs
— Vionna (@Kurlycheeks) January 8, 2019
Kina Nkirote watafanya aje sasa?
Not just Nairobi. Can’t seem to find them in Meru
— Mutahi (@mutahi_joyce) January 8, 2019
Not only Nairobi, I combed Kisumu too!😏
— Tina (@Tina28931550) January 8, 2019
Have you been able to find tampons? Let us know.
You can also read these 7 Things You’re Doing Completely Wrong With Your Tampon
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Originally Authored By: Philip Etemesi