A Kenyan man is aiming to enter the Guinness World Records as the person with the longest nails on earth. 34-year-old John Waweru said his over 30 centimetre-long nails on his left hand are his main source of income.
“This is my job, this is what feeds me. I go to the beaches and tourists pay to see the fingernails. I also go to places like Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) shows, get-togethers and schools where people pay to see my nails,” the Mombasa-based man told the Daily Nation.
Waweru said that the nails earn him between KSh 2,000 and KSh 10,000 a day.
He has managed to build a four roomed Swahili house and start a nail salon for manicure and pedicure from the income.
However, having the longest nails in the country comes at a cost.
Waweru said he could neither cook nor wash his clothes due to the long nails. He also stopped covering himself with a bedsheet while sleeping in order to avoid breaking the nails.
The Kenyan is still hundreds of centimetres away from breaking the Guinness World Record held by India’s Shridhar Chillal.