Reviews & Profiles
The case for hanging out at a kafunda
Posted Friday, February 8 2013 at 00:00
Sometimes, people fail to hang out simply they don’t have the money they need to have a fun-filled day out. However, with about Shs10,000, you can enjoy yourself at kafunda bar in your neighbourhood.
There comes a point in time when your pockets are like onions. One looks at them and tears flow down your face in torrents. Other than fall from grace to grass and suffer the shame, it is better to look at the kafundas in a new perspective.
Rather than hang out at a corporate bar where you won’t get noticed, why not go down to Mama Naki’s bar and make a name? You will get the drinks at a lower price, plus, you will make an impression and all attention will be diverted to you. This does not happen with those top-class bars, the competition among revellers is just too high to beat.
No need to fear the press
Bufundas are nice hide-outs. You will drink, drink, drink and black out and you will rest assured that your photo won’t appear in the papers. Nosy journalists rarely suspect that you are newsworthy when you get drunk at a kafunda. Try the same at Amnesia, and you wake up to the photos of your drinking saga splashed in the papers.
Hands over cutlery
At a kafunda, you don’t struggle with the cutlery, trying to figure out which hand holds what. You simply wash your hands and terrorise the nyama choma.
And you get quantity for your money. If it is mulokony, you will be able to scoop the soup without fear or favour. That can’t happen in those top-class hang-out places. The tension is simply too much – there are many people watching and many to impress.
Kafunda conversations are engaging, so relaxing and very funny. Forget the boring talk that those geeks in corporate hang-out places are always engaged in like, “When will Museveni leave?”simanya “Inflation”. They make you think it is an office. But deep down in the kafunda, you think with your bottle, you drink and let the beer to do the talking. The topics are so entertaining. Everyone will be interested in commenting on subjects like “Straka and Eddy Kenzo are representing Uganda in the Big Brother house”. If you have watched Zungululu on NTV, you will get the picture of what I am talking about.
A stone’s throw from home
Kafundas are always near your home. Your security is guaranteed and fellow residents are always there to support you back home. And for the ladies, if your man is the kafunda type, there is nothing to fear. If he strays or ogles at anyone, you will get to know. The area “news reporters” will let you know.
The girls won’t destroy your wallet
Kafunda girls are not show-offs. They don’t ask for expensive drinks whose names they can’t pronounce. Why order for Gilbey’s when “Nailo Spesho” is easier to pronounce? And they are easier to impress and convince unlike those English-talk tanks of those classic hangouts. The other advantage is that you can turn up with anyone and in any attire at a kafunda. You come as you are and there is even an option of haggling and drinking on loan.
With all these excuses on your fingertips, why struggle to make it to those bars that leave you more stressed than when you came in?
If You Go:
Venue: Near your home.
Charges: Soda is Shs1,000, Beer costs between Shs2,000 and Shs2,500, Kigere is Shs2,000.
When: Any time