Not many Kenyans buy flowers for each other often to express affection or appreciation for good deeds.
Even lovers wait for specific days like birthdays, anniversaries or Valentine's Day to buy roses for each other. However, despite this fact, the East African nation's local flower industry is thriving.
The flower vendors have found good business at events and institutions. The events include weddings and funerals and for institutions, churches, companies and hotels top the list of buyers.
"I supply flowers mainly at weddings and in particular over the weekend," Caroline Wanjiku, a vendor at City Market in Nairobi's central business district said Thursday.
Occasionally, she gets week day orders, but they are very few and less bulky like those of weddings.
Roses consist of the bulk of flowers that she sells and are in great demand across the events and institutions that buy.