"Kiberiti" refers to a match which is a tool for starting a fire. Typically, matches are made of small wooden sticks or stiff paper. One end is coated with a material that can be ignited by friction generated by striking the match against a suitable rough surface.
It was discovered in 1826 by John Walker. Through a lucky accident, a stick coated with chemicals burst into flame when scraped across his hearth at home. From the event, he went on to find out the underlying reasons. It is from this curiosity that the match was discovered.
In Kenya, the price of one match box stands at KSh 5.
However, there are luxurious scented, 22 cm long "cire trudon" matches that cost 15 euros a box and are essential for mankind’s survival. 15 euros is amounting to around KSh2000(https://duvallatelier.com/products/scented-matches).
These matches are majorly used by those from well abled families. However, irrespective of their costs, all matches serve the same purpose.
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