VIDEO: Mzungu Cucu Speaking Perfect Kikuyu In Maryland

| August 19, 2017 | 5 Comments

Our friend, Joy Gachuga came across this cucu at Montgomery county fair in Maryland who speaks Kikuyu very well,the father happens to be one of the founders of Kijabe Mission with Johannah Nyenjeri, grandfather of Dr.Teddy Njoroge Kamau, Senior Columnist of Diaspora Messenger.

Many missionaries who move to Kenya are able to speak Kiswahili. For a missionary to speak Kikuyu, they must have grown up in the 1900. This Kikuyu speaking lady’s father grew up in Kijabe in the early 1900s. Her family learned Kikuyu from Johannah Nyenjeri, founding Kenyan pastor of Kijabe mission. The early missionaries are the ones who helped translate the Bible into Kikuyu, the old Kikuyu. Kikuyu is a tone language, and to speak it, one must understand where the tone lies! For example, “Kahiu ne Kahiu.”  These were special kind of foreign missionaries who believed that the tribal people and their language were as important to God as they were. Very Special!
“Ne Kwega na guku ne Kwega!”
Teddy Njoroge Kamau (PhD)
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Diaspora Messenger Senior Columnist

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  1. Richard Mwangi says:

    Dear Sir,

    I am seeking this lady who’s Mother brought my Grandmother up in Kijabe. This lady’s Mother has already passed but my Grandmother and Mother have been searching for her all these years. The last time my Mum heard from Helen was in the 90s.

    Is it possible to connect me to Helen?

  2. Her father was called Bwana Jambo who taught many people carpentry one of them was Teddy,s father. I know one missionary who used to preach in kikuyu called Holbert D

  3. Her father was called Bwana Jambo who taught many people carpentry one of them was Teddy,s father. I know one missionary who used to preach in kikuyu called Holbert

  4. jacob macharia says:

    What’s so extraordinary with that anyway? You kenyans are suffering fro inferiority complex… How many kikuyu women of that age talk a fluent english, French, spanish and the foreign nationalities don’t talk of a kikuyu speaking English spanish etc

  5. jacob macharia says:

    What’s so extraordinary with that anyway? You kenyans are suffering from inferiority complex… How many kikuyu women of that age talk a fluent english, French, spanish and the foreign nationalities don’t talk of a kikuyu speaking English spanish etc

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