How Kenyans marked Valentine's Day - Photos

Mombasa Serena Beach Hotel's Waiters Edward Owino and Headwin Mnangwo display a grilled Lobster and King Prawns for their clients enjoying Valentine's Day at the hotel's Jahazi dhow restaurant in Mombasa.[Maarufu Mohamed,Standard]

Lovers' Day, as it is popularly known, is marked on February 14. Whether in the office or in the streets, the day was marked across the country in many different ways.

Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru distributes red roses to county staff in Kutus, Kirinyaga County. [Mose Sammy, Standard]

Leaders were not left behind in showing some love to staff.

A florist outside Nairobi's City Market.[Elvis Ogina.Standard]

For retailers, Valentine's Day meant boon in business as lovers reached out to buy flowers.

Roses outside Nairobi's City Market.[Elvis Ogina.Standard]

There was never a bunch that stated 'I Love You' as much as a bouquet of a dozen roses, with just the right packaging.

Lilly Beatrice, a recruiter at Nakuru Blood Transfusion Centre, attends to Stephanie Njambi, a blood donor. [Harun Wathari, Standard]

For others, the best way to show some love was to remember those in hospital beds, in need of blood.

Bichanga Nyandieka, a fourth year Music student at Kenyatta University, plays his saxophone on Muindi Mbingu Street, Nairobi. [Elvis Ogina.Standard]

But for one Bichanga Nyandieka, he only did it the best way he knew how - serenade them.

A woman outside a boutique in Kakamega town. The prices were hiked by up to 30 per cent. [Benjamin Sakwa, Standard]

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Valentine's DayKirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru