Young Nairobi mums have admitted to struggling while trying to relate with mature house helps.
On a popular Kilimani First Wives Facebook group, mothers narrated their experiences with house helps who were many years older than their employers.
Some young mothers explained how the mature house helps disregard every instruction given while others poke their noses into the home’s affairs.
Although some mothers admitted that mature house helps take good care of children due to their many years of caregiving experience, they reiterated that the house helps can be bullish.
“If you don’t be assertive utakaliwa, I have had mine for 3 years now,” wrote one mama.
“Not a lady but my mother’s age mate, she is totally in control of my house as I am an absentee woman, now three year and she is doing great with my kids and their dad,” another added.
“My friend had one who took up a motherly role instead of doing her job and minding her own business, na hiyo nguo si imekushika sana, na leo mbona umechelewa kurudi ulikuwa wapi… mzee ataleta shida usikuwe umechelewa hivyo, unaenda wapi leo? Hizo vitu umenunua pesa mingi sana kwa nini 😂😂😂 she let her go after time she was getting worse,” another narrated.
“Tooo bossy yaani mtu anataka kurun nyumba yako,wacha tu nikae peke yangu,” another commented.
“I had one juzi for two weeks only. Hataki kuambiwa chochote. U correct her she says anakataa. No chores done. House ever dirty yet she claims she cleans daily. Moods pia aai I had to let her go,” a mother recounted.
“Had one in 2009 nilimtoa by lying we are relocating ocha coz she never wanted to leave, control freak, yeye ndio kusema na kujua yote,” another added.
“Never ever! Once bitten twice shy! She thought my home is her home… Asking her to cook rice, only to come home napata ugali… She was doing everything opposite! Very disrespectful,” one mother wrote.
“I had one for good 5yrs na akarudi kwa bwanake, wacha nione moto, mara husiniambie wewe ni mdogo sana, na hii nyumba naosha si ingekuwa yangu, mwingine akiumwa na kichwa analala kutoka asubuhi to jioni, mwingine akakuja na juju kwa nyumba yangu… the list is endless sitaki kukumbuka,” another added.