Kenyan in and around Cape Town

Color me bad!


The Bo-Kaap is an area of Cape Town, South Africa formerly known as the Malay Quarter. It is quintessentially a Township, situated on the slopes of Signal Hill above the city centre and is an historical centre of Cape Malay culture in Cape Town

I thought I was in Ukambani (a Bantu ethnic group who live in the semi-arid Eastern Province of Kenya ) when I landed in Bo-kaap. Their love for colors is unmatched and so I have this suspicion that the occupants of Bo-kaap are direct descendants of chief Kivoi!! at every stweet you hexpect to ear a ‘igh pitched voice saying “waaacha … we museo?” or some ‘Ngulu Mwelela’ playing somewhere 🙂

Kamba 101:
THE KAMBA ALPHABET(In Kamba Colors)
A FOR HUNDERWEAR (Underwear), B FOR Mboy (Boy), C FOR CEENAKI (Snake), D FOR NDAMBILIU (W), E FOR HEATING (Eating), F FOR Faluamble (valuable), G FOR, NGONJIAS (Gorgeous), H FOR ONI (Horny), I FOR ICCUPS (Hiccups), J FOR NJUIS (Juice) K FOR KLISTOVER (CHRISTOPER), L FOR LEMBO (Label), M FOR MBULO (Bro) N FOR NGILINI (Green), O FOR HOMBIT (Orbit), P FOR FACKING (Parking) Q FOR KWININE (Quinine), R FOR LAIS (Rice), S FOR SONJA (Soldier)
T FOR TOMU (Tom), U FOR YULAINO (Urinal), V FOR FENGETEMBOS (Vegetables) W FOR SII “NDII” (See D), X FOR ENZEL (Excel), Y FOR WHAE (Why), Z FOR NZEKISI (sexy)

Mutua,Dexter,Nzembi – I found your relations!!

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3 responses

  1. i am quite unsure if I would paint my house with such colours…but they definately are eye catching!

    December 8, 2011 at 00:59

  2. Preach on pictures…hehehe!

    November 28, 2011 at 13:03

  3. We ni fala KGee..hehehe

    November 28, 2011 at 12:41

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