SPOILER ALERT? This cup of Artcaffe tea might’ve been too hard on Ed?

By Baba Mboga

Flawless victory?

Well… considering the previous case where they came up on Twitter for paying coffee to contestants,

I wouldn’t like to be their social media manager this yeah…

The Rona is pretty much enough without 37295636291 Tea Pickers on your ass about Ed’s case.

I mean,

Would you just look at the comments on their previous post?

This incident however…


But lemme not get ahead of myself here.

Oh… you probably don’t know me.

I’m Baba Mboga and yeah…

Assuming I don’t get fired for that half baked joke up there I’ll just get to it.

Here’s what happened at Artcaffe.

So somewhere around Sunday Lé Obare went to Artcaffe (Not your local kibandaski mind you) and ordered some sea food.

Which first of all if I may add I wouldn’t expect from a joint like that…

Raw stuff… pastries?

But anyhu…

I don’t know their protocols.

But back to my story,

So a few minutes into the meal and whatnot brother gets an allergic reaction,

aaaand this happens:

“Suddenly I feel like I have a scratchy throat, then I am tearing up. Now I am struggling to breathe as my nose is blocked and throat is closing up, I have hives all over my neck and it’s itchy. I stand up to go downstairs to the counter to get some water, like I said service was horrible, no waiters in sight. The bar guy asked if I am okay, I said NO and I asked for a bottle of water then went outside on the balcony for some fresh air for like 2 min. It didn’t help, I go to the bathroom and see my face in the mirror is all swollen and my eyes are bloodshot red.

I immediately knew I need a hospital, I call my friend we go to the counter and I ask for my bill and pay. All this time the staff is just staring at me, we rush out the door trying to figure out the nearest hospital, we went to Aga khan at Capital Centre and found it was already closed at 4pm, why do hospitals honestly close. It was 4.30pm so we rushed into Naivas to a chemist.

From our googling it seems I was having an extreme allergy reaction, they gave me two antihistamine tablets I put under my tongue and advised I should go to a hospital immediately. They googled for us and found Nairobi hospital was close by in the same mall actually and still open. I got injections of chlorpheniramine, hydrocortisone and cotipred and spent the next two hours in a hospital bed. Doctor said I was having an anaphylactic shock and I came very close.

I mean… shit happens right?


It gets better,

Or worse? Idk

Depends on if you’re from ArtCaffe or just a regular Tea Picker.

The context doesn’t really matter…

So yeah… where were we?

ArtCaffe… Teamaster puffs up like a bullfrog,

Oh yeah…

He goes back.

Maybe it’s just me but,

I mean with my dumbass paying 3Gs for a meal and no one helping me out when the food they made almost killed me,

You’d think an apology was in order no?

Well it wasn’t.

Read on:

Here’s my take on the Artcaffe incident…

In all honesty,

As much as screwup may happen and cross-contamination of allergens might happen,

I fail to understand how workers at such a high end restaurant don’t have safety protocols to deal with issues like this.

For the people that follow my stories, you might’ve noticed that I mentioned working at KFC before I got a job working for Ed.

And the training is ummmmmh….

…kinda intense. (Any KFC member knows this short ghel called Abbie right?)

From Safety protocol during robberies to the color codes of the damn cleaning buckets.

Myfrens everything was tested in weekly CATS.

Anguka and you’re out.

“Surely mtihani sikufanya campus zinanifuata mpaka huku?”

Then I’d remember my high school principal talk about some BS “law of compensation.”


– A person who doesn’t know that sponsors exist and are a thing in 2020.

But that aside..

Mmesema we’re talking about bodycounts in my next social article?

Here’s my Instagram by the way

With a complimentary article from yours truly…

I garra go.



Hold on a sec….

Update came in but I’m too caught up writing about 150 bodycounts at 20 years.

I already told you I was writing about it sindio?

But anyhu

*trumpets playing*


So your screams (read comments) on the matter got to the top of the food chain and they apologized.

They said something along the lines of “sorry?”

Here’s the original post.

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I am doing much better now, my swelling has gone down, I can breathe just fine. I am still on medication to get rid of whatever caused my allergic reactions. My friends keep telling me I have 9 lives ?. Thank you all for the support and messages. I had a conversation with the @artcaffekenya General manager Yarden this morning and she was concerned and sincere in taking this as a learning experience for them on how to train their staff to handle such emergencies. She apologised for that experience which I accepted and I am grateful they are willing to work on steps to be better prepared for such emergencies. Admittedly they can’t all get medical training, but minimum first aid care and protocols to handle such cases she said would be rolled out and training of staff in all their branches so that such incidences are better managed in future. I am having a food allergy test done by Nairobi Hospital to get to the bottom of what happened, so I can avoid taking certain things in future and the restaurant was also very willing to list down all ingredients that went into the dish and help in any way they can. They will even talk to their insurance company to settle my hospital bill. This was a unique situation, telling this story was not about blaming anyone. It’s about all of us being better prepared in emergencies. I appreciate that Artcaffe is taking some responsibility and showed willingness to change for the better. Thank you ?

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Also… The person handling their social media ana nguvu ???

No love lost I hope…

Since it’s all ended in good faith, I guess I could drop memes and stuff.

Ooooooor I could just drop one of my random videos because I’m weird like that.

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I don’t ever see myself going to ArtCaffé and ordering from the menu. I see myself going there and saying ‘I would like one Edgar Obare and my friend over here will give your their order’. Might even film the damn scene myself ???Pole to Teaness Master lakini.


Loved the random video ??

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