Since Kenya had a long-standing relationship with foreign settlers and its colonization by the British, cooking and presentation of Kenyan foods have been greatly influenced by the Indians, Pakistanis, Arabs, and Europeans. Also before Kenya became an independent nation in the 1960s, tribes and communities lived and migrated around the entire eastern African region. For that reason, some recipes are common also to Uganda and Tanzania.
Living alone can have a variety of connotations. For some, it represents freedom and financial independence, the opportunity to avoid having to make compromises. However, for others living alone may be synonymous with loneliness and isolation within society.