Dining with Kenyans: Tips and Guidelines
Kenya – home to a beautiful mountain, a variety of animals, sixty-four languages and a plethora of great cuisine. When hosting Kenyans at your dining table there are a few things you can do to make sure your guests are at their utmost level of comfort.
Kenyans wash their hands before and after meals. If you want to go the extra mile bring a wash basin to the table and pour water over your guest’s hands both before and after a meal.
Dining in a Group
At Kenyan tables you do not begin eating until the eldest male has been served and started eating as a sign of respect.
Eating and Drinking
In Kenya it is considered impolite to eat and drink at the same time. Drinks are usually served at the completion of the meal, but to be safe always ask when your patrons would like their drinks. Also, make sure to clear glasses at the arrival of the meal if they have chosen to drink first.