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Wanyee to Gatina! 20 Weird Names Of Places in Kenya

mpasho.co.ke 11/26/2020

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Kenya is without a doubt one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Unfortunately, most of us have never been interested in learning more about this fascinating country. However, today I want to share with you names of different places in the country that will not only surprise but crack your ribs as well.

1. Muringiti – Means”blanket” in English. A sleepy town along Nairobi – Naivasha highway.

2. Wanyee – means “genitals” in English. A suburb along Naivasha road.

3. Ituramiro, Gatundu – Derived from Kikuyu word “guturama” which means “kukaa vibaya” yaani, a lady sitting legs apart when in a skirt

4. Mbooni, Makueni CountyMboo is a sheng word for “penis”. In Kamba, it means “a place of buffaloes’

5. Siakago, Embu County – (Cia aka ago) Literal translation, ‘of or belonging to medicine-women’.

6. Kakuma, Turkana County – Kuma is sheng word for vagina.

7. Shika Adabu, Mombasa County – Swahili phrase meaning “have some decency” .

8. Ruaka, Kiambu County –  The name came from the nearby river Ruaka, in full Rui Rwa Aka or the women’s river. Women traders would freshen up at that river after a long day of work.

9. Emuhaya, Vihiga County  – Apparently, a mzungu who used to run a friends church used to encourage the kids to aim higher so they would go around telling other kids to emuhaya

10. Gatina Kanungaga, Kawangware -Kikuyu phrase for “smelly bottom”.

11. Kiangoma, Nyeri County – Means a place of devils in Kikuyu.

12. Mai-ma-ihii, Dagoretti  – It’s a Kikuyu phrase for feces of uncircumcised boys.

13. Sotik, Bomet – It presumably came from a mzungu who told a local “You are so thick”.

14. Kibiingoti – A road sign read “keep off the goats.”

15. Ngombe Nguo – Swahili word for “clothy cow” or something of that sort.

16. Stage Ya Paka – It’s a Swahili phrase for (a bus stop for cats)This is in Bamburi area in Kisauni Sub-county.

17. Pand Pieri, Kisumu – It’s a Luo word for “hide your bottom.”

18. Mafisini – It’s a residential area in Kisauni which was once inhabited by hyenas.

19. Kwa Punda – It means a place for donkeys, a domestic animal famed for transporting heavy luggage. It’s an informal settlement in Changamwe sub-county.

20. Toa Tugawe –This is a small neighborhood in Kisauni Sub-county. A story is told of a killer 40-man gang of youth who terrorized residents for many years since the 1980’s.

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