Category Archives: Kenya

Maasai – Eneimua enkiteng’ (The origin of cattle)

Collected by: Maika Soit Ore apa tiapa nemeeta apa Ilmaasai nkishu. Ore nabo olong’, neipot Naiteru-kop Maasainta, aa ninye apa oltung’ani oiterie naiteru-kop enkop, nejoki: “Maasinta lai, ayieu niyoki aitobir enkang’ sepuk oleng’. Ore ake peyie indip nikilotu aliki”. Ore … Continue reading

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Nandi Proverbs

Collected by:  African proverbs,Sayings and stories (visit to read proverbs explanation)   1. Makiume sasurwet ak kebet.    You cannot use a wild banana leaf to shield yourself from the rains and then tear it to   pieces later when the … Continue reading

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Kuria Proverbs

Collected by:  African proverbs,Sayings and stories (visit to read proverbs explanation)   1. Hano wangere iyomokoro oregeenda bwiire.    If you refuse the advice of an elder you will walk until sunset.  2. Ng’ora, ng’ora, kirunguri kekuya gokerandi.     Slowly, slowly, … Continue reading

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Bukusu proverbs

Collected by:  African proverbs,Sayings and stories (visit to read proverbs explanation)   1.  Omukekhe na akhetuya saria khukeenda taa.      A child (young person) does not fear treading on dangerous ground until he or she       gets hurt … Continue reading

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Gusii proverbs

Collected by:  African Proverbs, Sayings and Stories  (visit to read proverbs explanations) 1.  Totiana maseta, gwatiana masetoka.      Do not boast about yourself before performing an event, but after the event.  2.  Binto mbikone: sasati eibora mache, rosana rwaibora … Continue reading

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Pokot – CHEPOLALEYO (Traditional dance)

Written by: Chebet Toper Supai Kokwo! mmmm Supai Kulim! mmmm Otini kilekogh, kipetoi piich tumwoi cho chang nyoman. Anga nyo kikuro chepolaleyo kipetoi murun tipin opun.. Asis akonga, kinget, tipin aku sit kegh nyuman akulach karin lapai, keper, sirimtin kurkuris … Continue reading

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Maasai – ENKATIINI EE KONYEK O MENYE (The story of Konyek and his father)

Written by: Noonkipa Diana Kasoe Netii apa kuna toyie, nepuo entim aitayu ilama. Nejoki entito nabo inkulie: “maaikeno nkonyek pee kidol enaitayu ilama odo”. Ore pee eidip aitayu nebol inkonyek enye naa ing’ura eitayio entito nabo ilama ojooni ake. Nenang’aa … Continue reading

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Maasai – OLMURRANI OENKUKUU NAREPISHO (The Moran and the Clinging Creature)

Written by: Noonkipa Diana Kasoe Netii apa kulo murran, neiguana nejo pee epuo enjore. Kake etii apa enkukuu nemeisho metalang’a olkeju olang’i. Ore enkarna eina kukuu naa keji Kiraget aa inchere enarepisho. Neiguana ilmurran nejokino pee epuo pooki tenkeju nabo, … Continue reading

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Borana – Borana Proverbs

BORANA PROVERBS 1. Haadha dhabuu mannaa haadha dhabduu wayyaa.     Having a destitute mother is better for one than not having mother at all. 2. Dhalaafi i ijoolleef uletu qoricha.    For women and children, stick is (the right) … Continue reading

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Kipsigis – Kinyasaisiek Che Kibetyo (The Lost Shorts)

Written by: Agnes Cherono Kimeto   Kibet ak Kiprono ko kisimotonik kimeng’isie ak kwandaywan ak kamenyin en imbareiywan. Konegit gaa ko kimi ainet kitinye kwandaywan ngechirek, ngororik ak tuga che chang. Kibet ak Kiprono ko kibendi sukul ak lagok alak. … Continue reading

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