Kentucky Fried Chicken, better known as KFC, has undeniably become a prominent fast-food chain in Kenya, having operated in the country for several years.
Founded by Colonel Harland Sanders in Kentucky, United States, KFC has a rich history of serving its renowned fried chicken from roadside beginnings.
It’s recognized globally for its unique blend of herbs and spices that create a distinctive flavor, attracting a vast customer base.
The fast-food giant’s journey is marked by its pioneering role as one of the first American fast-food chains to expand internationally.
By the mid-1960s, KFC had established outlets not only in its home country but also in Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Jamaica.
The brand’s success in penetrating global markets has made it a symbol of American fast-food culture.
However, recent comments by Kenyan content creator Ibrahim Onami, currently residing in the United States, challenge the enthusiastic reception of KFC in Kenya.
In a YouTube video, Onami humorously dismissed the idea of visiting the popular restaurant during his recent trip to Kenya.
According to him, the perception of KFC in Kenya stands in stark contrast to its image in the United States.
Onami boldly claimed, “In America, KFC is for poor people; it is meant for the homeless or the broke. Or in Kenya, you can call them chokosh.”
To provide evidence for his assertions, Onami recorded a video during his stay in the U.S., where he visited one of the KFC outlets.
True to his claims, the restaurant appeared surprisingly quiet, with no customers seated, and the parking lot nearly empty, accommodating only two cars.
“You can see there are no customers, and the parking lot is almost unoccupied,” he remarked.
Putting his words to the test, Onami ordered a chicken sandwich served with French fries, and the bill amounted to a mere 8 dollars. .
In another video, Onami shed light on the harsh realities faced by homeless individuals in Minneapolis during winter.
Capturing scenes of small tents covered in snow, he interviewed a woman named Alexa, who expressed urgent needs for better shelter, food, and a sleeping bag.
Onami took the initiative to bring her coffee with doughnuts from a nearby restaurant and promised to find a sleeping bag for her, showcasing the compassion amidst challenging circumstances.