As many rush for red flowers, chocolate or even for coffee dates this Valentine's Day, one elderly woman from Ndumberi, Kiambu County has only one wish; teeth.
Pauline Kinyanjui whose husband died several years ago, says that the best gift that one can give her this Valentine is to have her teeth fixed so that she can continue enjoying her favourite meals, githeri and yams.
Kinyanjui who spoke to a local vernacular radio station on Wednesday said she lost all her teeth after developing a gum disease.
"The doctor said that for him to save my life and shield me from further complications, all my teeth had to be removed. I had no option than to heed to his advice. My teeth were very beautiful and I had a stunning smile," said the 72-year old granny.
Kinyanjui said she doesn't need the teeth to eat meat but to "eat my githeri and yams and smile while others are smiling".
The granny also had a message for those who intend to spend the day brooding or even making love.
"While it is not wrong to do all these things on such a day, you would give the day more meaning if you for instance visited a sick person wherever they are and just shake their hands. This would make them feel loved and valued," she added.
In the meantime, Kinyanjui is waiting for you to give her teeth to enable her, 'enjoy githeri and yams and smile as you smile'. Happy Valentine's Day.
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