In Kenya, many people may expect someone to be out of their parents’ house by the age of 25 basically because of societal expectations and norms. In many cultures, it is considered the norm for young adults to leave their parents’ homes and establish their own households as they transition into adulthood.
This expectation is often rooted in traditional views of adulthood and independence, where leaving home and becoming financially self-sufficient is seen as a rite of passage while at the same time is a desire for many young people who want to start their families or need for more privacy and space.
For some people, living at home can be a great way to save money and build financial stability, but for others, it can feel like a lack of autonomy and a hindrance to their personal growth. Some individuals may want to experience more freedom, take more control over their living situation, and establish their own homes and lifestyle.
Additionally, as people get older, they may want to form their own families and create a home that is tailored to their needs and preferences, rather than living within the confines of their parents’ home.
That has been the talk of the town on Kenya’s Twitter Space this week. A user identified as Fanuel ignited the debate when he tweeted, “But at 25 haufai kuwa kwa nyumba ya babako.”
But at 25 haufai kuwa kwa nyumba ya babako
— Ochieng🦈 (@its_fanuel) January 6, 2023
However, Kenyans on twitter did not respond with reasons why someone would be at home at the age of 25 but rather responded with memes.
A 37 year old Me at 2am on my father's door after sherehe https://t.co/INNma7EFDv pic.twitter.com/X740TykqTg
— DON🇰🇪 (@mwamiyes) January 9, 2023
Me at 35 after kushikana mashati na my father juu ya remote. https://t.co/Ebw8ix2CtU pic.twitter.com/BYIipxD5dP
— Ba Apollo (@_Jaramogi) January 9, 2023
Me at 45 years having breakfast at my father's house https://t.co/Wds1zg8DmV pic.twitter.com/mNkBHy8A7G
— Enock Bett (@ThisIsBett) January 7, 2023
35-year-old me looking for my birth certificate under my mum's mattress https://t.co/zsvgtt0kTy pic.twitter.com/DCxBN9PmLm
— Protij Manu (@ProtijManuu) January 8, 2023
The big question now is, what is the ideal age to leave your parents’ house?
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