All Things Kenyan

Swahili Proverbs of Kenya

Better a curtain hanging motionless than a flag blowing in the wind.

Burning charcoal is turned into ashes.

Every bird flies with its own wings.

Every door has its own key.

He who eats another mans food will have his own food eaten by others.

He who tells the truth is never wrong.

Let the guest come so that the host or hostess may benefit (get well).

No masika (rain season) without mosquitoes.

Too much fear creates slavery.

The child of lion is a lion.

The country rooster does not crow in the town.

What bites you is in your clothes.

When elephants fight the grass gets hurt.

We do not suffer illness when the doctor is around.