Volunteers give yellow balloons away in Nairobi
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Kenyans given yellow balloons to ease Monday blues

An artist has given thousands of yellow balloons to Kenyan commuters to take to work and counter their Monday-morning blues.

The BBC's Kevin Mwachiro says people getting off minibus taxis at Nairobi's central station looked somewhat bewildered to be handed the balloons.

Yazmany Arboleda, the US artist behind the stunt, told the BBC that Monday mornings were usually a heavy moment for people.

He said he wanted to give away 10,000 balloons to change this perception.

  • 07 Nov 2011