“Mwacha Mila ni Mtumwa.”

Proverbs & Sayings – Luo

December 29, 2017

From Rose Nyakwaka. Aora mar wat iridrok ye mos -tread softly in matters concerning relatives. Do not be too hard on them Kar chuny jatuo – Give a sick person what he [...]

Proverbs & Sayings – Meru

April 25, 2016

From Flora Terah 1.Agiicuria ta kireere naiji uria akareera
 – he hangs himself down like a bat, he definitely knows how he would float through the air. 2. Agwikia [...]

Proverbs & Sayings – Kikuyu

March 29, 2016

From Solomon Maina Kwa mwaria gûkîûra, kwa mûkiri kûorire tene. This implies on the person who speaks out his/her problems out v/s the reticent/introvert person who [...]

Proverbs & Sayings – Maasai

February 18, 2016

From Lynn Dikirr Menyaanyuk enchikati enkutuk o enolkurum – Bad words (abuse) coming from the mouth is worse than a fart i.e what you say with your mouth will not be [...]

Proverbs & Sayings – Borana

November 14, 2015

From John Guyo in Marsabit, Kenya. Opsan qaloman – Patience makes a king. Send us more proverbs editor.wakenyacanada@gmail.com ~Wakenya [...]

Proverbs & Sayings – Mbeere

November 7, 2015

From Prof. Kioko Ireri Mundu muka ni ndia ndiku – A woman is a deep sea. Ngiti ya gukumu ikumagira ndegeri – A dog which always barks will also bark at the plane. [...]

Proverbs & Sayings – Kamba

October 23, 2015

From Ruth Mwende Nguli syoonthe iyiania musuoni umwe. – All monkeys cannot hang on one branch. Utatembeaa aasya iny’ia nowe wisi kuua – The person who has [...]

Proverbs & Sayings – Kalenjin

October 14, 2015

From Vincent Bartoo. Ngosamis murya kobo kot nebo – Even if a rat smells, it belongs to some family. This proverb is used mainly to encourage families with wayward [...]

Proverbs & Sayings – Luhya

September 26, 2015

From Isaiah Esipisu; Abanyole (Luhya) Community Ria omululu wakona khabili – Be fearful of the mighty in order to see another day. Amatsi kaila omwellema – Water [...]

Grass Will Grow by Jonathan Kariara

April 12, 2015

Grass will grow by Kenyan Poet Jonathan Kariara [1935-1993]. If you should take my child Lord Give my hands strength to dig his grave cover him with earth Lord send a little [...]
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