KTN News Anchor and show host Zubeidah Kananu Koome took to social media to share about her newly found hobby.
Zubeidah stated that at the onset of the pandemic, she went out of her way to learn new skills on YouTube. Having a passion for cooking she tried out various recipes that she found online.
She noted that she developed a particular interest in baking.
"I tried out different skills, yes, I shared some pics. However, baking turned out to be my favourite," she wrote.
The Swahili news presenter joined a baking school in Nairobi. She committed herself to class, where she would learn and perfect the art under the guidance of the staff.
After about a week, she had learnt the ropes and began baking on her own. She showcased her progress with her followers online.
Kananu shared a variety of cakes that she managed to bake on her own.
"One week later, this is what I’ve been able to do, marble cake, lemon cake, chocolate cake and other pastries. The staff are very supportive.
While she was not clear about whether or not she would grow her skill into a business, the Vice Chair of the Kenya Editors Guild (KEG) revealed that she was enjoying her newly found passion.
"I don’t have a clear picture of where this journey will lead me, but I love every step of it.
Reacting to her posts, her friends asked her consider setting up a bakery. Agnes Penda and Chebet Birir showed their support for her.
"You are doing great already! " Penda wrote. "Amazing job mama! Continue with the same momentum" Birir remarked.
The pandemic caused massive disruption to the various industries. With the majority of Kenyans working from home and schools shut down, social media became the go-to place.
Apart from providing a platform for individuals to learn skills at no cost, some took advantage of the influx in social media use to make money, through entertaining the virtual audience.
TikTok, which already had international prominence, led to the rise of stars such as Nasenya Wafula, popularly known as Azziad and Jeremy Maina alias Lil Maina.