How to Clean up after the festivities

Many of us plan on closing this year with a bang, either by feasting with family during the Christmas dinner, hosting the new years party or both! Either way, after all the fun, laughter and merrymaking, you are left with all the mess.

Through our experience in  cleaning after parties, we KNOW it’s not an easy task. Here are some tips from the TasKwetu team on how to easily clean up fast after the guests have left.

1. Wash as You Cook

Preparation for the party can get quite messy. Make sure that as you cook, wash the dishes you’ve used instead of letting them pile up. This will lessen the amount of work to be done later.

2. A Little Goes a Long Way!

Don’t over do it with the party decorations! Balloons, party laces and the whatnot’s just  add to the list of more things to pick up.

3. Make It Happen Outside

What’s easier? cleaning a soiled carpet or grass? The point is, spilled drinks will be absorbed by the earth, which means less to clean after.

4. Disposable Dishes

Less dishes to wash. If you do not want the funky colors they come in to ruin your theme, go for the colorless/transparent option.

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5. Parchment Paper

If you plan on baking, make sure to line your pans so as to avoid scrubbing stubborn stains in the wee hours of the night.

6. Soak In Hot Water

In case you forget to line your dishes, or after clearing the table, soak the dishes in hot water with detergent as you continue cleaning up or overnight.

7. Clean Up Right After The Guests Leave

lessen the next days burden by wiping spills or collecting trash . gather up the table cloth from the dinning table and shake crumbs over the dustbin. Soak it in warm water and favored detergent to loosen stains overnight. The rest can wait till the next day.

8. Leftover Food

Refrigerate! you don’t want to attract pests overnight, or food spoiling.

9. Last But Not Least…

Chill out! Don’t stress over the mess. The important thing is that you enjoy your time with your loved ones, not fretting over spilled drinks and crumbs getting on the carpet. And after a job well done, take a rest. Watch a movie. Put your feet up because your place is neat!


With Love,

TasKwetu Team





Looking to start a Limited Company in Kenya?

Once again, you came to the right place 🙂

Limited Company (2)Name search:

Obtain approval for the company name from the Registrar of Companies. The company name reservation lasts 30 days but can be renewed for a similar period. (3 days). Cost to complete: KES 100 per name reservation.

Articles of Association

A document that contains the purpose of the company as well as the duties and responsibilities of its members defined and recorded clearly

Memorandum of association

The document that governs the relationship between the company and the outside.

Register for a personal KRA PIN and Company  KRA PIN

Registration for a personal and a company identification number (PIN) is required to register for the VAT (PIN certificates of at least two directors or 2 shareholders or a director and the secretary are required), the local service tax, and the pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) tax.

Register for a business permit

This application is made to the City council. You will need office space prior to submitting this application (5 days). Cost to complete:  KES 5,000

The fee to apply for a business permit varies by type of business, number of employees, and size of the company’s premises. The fee is payable to the Nairobi City Council, Licensing Department. The City Council will issue a business permit.

There are quite a number of factors that can determine what type of license and permits you need that can not all be answered on this article. How

The success of the company is now dependent on the effort that you put into it. If you would like further clarifications or information, contact us at or call us on +254 719 784 245

Good Luck entrepreneur 🙂

Do you want to acquire a pupil’s pass in Kenya?


The immigration Act Cap 172 provides for issuance of Kenya Pupils’ Passes to applicants (foreign students) who wish to pursue their education in Kenya’s education or training institutions.

A pupil’s pass is issued to foreign students who have been accepted by approved educational or training establishments in Kenya. It is to be applied for through the Kenyan learning institution of choice.

Here is what you need to do:

  • Fill out an application form (Form 8) dully filled, signed and stamped by the institution you will be training/studying in
  • Cover Letter from the institution indicating the Course to be pursued as well as the duration addressed to: The Director of Immigration Services
  • Proof of sponsorship/commitment letter indicating surety of Fees and Accommodation + a copy of the Sponsor’s/Guardian’s National Passport. addressed to: The Director of Immigration Services
  • Proof of funds for self-sponsored students (Copies of Bank Statements – at least for the last 3 months)
  • Valid copy of National Passport (the bio-data page and Current Immigration Status for the student).
  • Two recent colored passport size photos of the applicant.
  • Copies of previous Academic Certificates (Translated and certified by the recognized institution for non-English speaking countries) – advisable institutes (Alliance Française or Goethe Institute
  • Copy of Research Permit for students undertaking research.
  • Copy of Admission Letter (issued by the institution’s Registrar).

Fess to be incurred

East Africans (Rwandese, Tanzanians, Ugandans & Burundians)

  • One/Two Years – Ksh.500

Other Nations

  • One Year – Ksh.5,000
  • Two Years – Ksh.10,000

Note that:

  • To receive education or training at any educational or training establishment within Kenya without a Pupil’s Pass.
  • While in possession of a Pupil’s Pass, to engage in any form of employment either for gain or not.

All the best,

Taskwetu team

How to acquire a birth certificate in Kenya


Ever gone online and tried to search for information about how to apply for a certificate and you get lost between many haphazard articles? We have organised a comprehensive step by step list on how to get one whether you are a first time parent who wants to acquire a birth certificate for your little one or perhaps you simply misplaced yours and would like to replace it because it’s the one document that you will need to apply for nearly everything: a passport, a national ID e.t.c or perhaps your child was born abroad and you would like them to have a kenyan birth certificate. Well, you came to the right blog. Courtesy of yours truly, here is how you should go about it

For a new parent, here is what you need:

  1. A copy of your ID
  2. A copy of the baby’s father ID
  3. A copy of the birth notification
  4. The original birth notification
  5. Your original ID
  6. A fee of ksh 90/ – ksh 200/-
  7. A form which is available at Sheria House or you can download one here

Registration for Late Birth Certificate

Late birth registration refers to all births which are not registered within six months from the date of birth of such a child.

  1. Municipal notification of birth.
  2. Certificate of doctor or midwife who attended the birth.
  3. Child immunization clinic card.
  4.  School leaving certificate.
  5.  Baptismal certificate.
  6. Identity card or passport
  7.  Letter from employer indicating date of birth
  8. Fill out  an Application for Registration of a Late Birth

Registration of Birth Abroad:

This is registration of birth of Kenyan citizens occurring outside Kenyan territorial boundaries. This kind of birth refers to persons who are born of Kenyan parents outside the country and is required for the child to qualify as Kenyan citizen by descent. One needs to obtain an official birth certificate from the country that the child was born in.

  • Visit the Kenyan embassy with the birth certificate.
  • Wait for the official document. This may take anywhere from a few days to a few months. Should the Registrar of births of Kenyans occurring outside the country be not satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that child is not Kenyan then he/she cannot be registered in the register of birth of Kenyans occurring abroad as a Kenyan.
  1. Complete the birth certificate request form.
  2. Provide copies of supporting documents.
  3. Enclose the correct payment with the form.
  4. Wait for the Kenyan birth certificate to arrive by mail.

For adults without a birth certificate:

You can apply by going to your local sub-chief or your district birth and death registry office.

  1. A copy of your National Identification Card (Birth notification cards from hospitals or baptism cards from churches are accepted)
  2. Fill in the B1 form which is available at Sheria House.

Remember, you can always reach us on +254 719 784 245 for further information and assistance in case you get stuck.

With love,

Taskwetu team


Well put.. “We shall all get old one day and we should treasure the elderly now so we too, can be treasured when the time comes.”

JOYCE WANJIKU - PURITY ELDER CAREJoyce Wanjiku Kairu once found herself on the streets of Germany after being lured to the country with the promise of a well-paying job. She tells LYDIAH NYAWIRA why she now helps care for the elderly in Kenya.

When news of a frail 93-year-old woman from Amboni Village in Nyeri County was broadcast in the media, one of the first people to rush to her rescue was Joyce Wanjiku Kairu founder of Purity Elderly Care foundation. Wanjiku was outraged and heartbroken by the incident because this was not the first time she was caring for a defenseless elderly woman who had been brutalised or neglected in Nyeri County. For the past three and a half years, Wanjiku has dedicated her life to care and compassion thousands of lonely helpless and elderly men and women in Nyeri County.

Her foundation has been in the front line of feeding the elderly, building…

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