“Mwacha Mila ni Mtumwa.”

Proverbs & Sayings – Luo


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

Proverbs & Sayings – Meru


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


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

Proverbs & Sayings – Maasai


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 – Mbeere


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


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


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 children that no matter [...]

Proverbs & Sayings – Luhya


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


Grass will grow by Kenyan Poet, Jonathan Kariara [1935-1993]. If you should take my child LordGive my hands strength to dig his gravecover him with earthLord send a little [...]
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