Na utaona wazazi wengine are proud their kids hawajui their native language yet Mchina anastruggle kuijua
White man made the native insecure. It was all in the grand scheme of colonization.
To inflict a state of inferiority in the native so he can be subjugated easily.
He cleverly made the native to accept and believe that everything the native had or knew was bad, old fashioned, taboo, backward, barbarian... etc etc... basically in need of white re-education.
The colonial missionaries went as far as labelling the African ways as PAGAN ways, pagan gods, pagan names... etc.
So the native adopted a Christian name.
Traditional religion was labelled as "witchcraft", "sorcery", black magic, rain making...
Tradional doctors became lowly "medicine men" and witch doctors.
The colonialist mainly targeted the young African in his conversions. He enticed him or her with clothes instead of skins, "modern" education, "modern" medicine, straightened hair, shoes, recorded English music and dance... etc.
The likes of the young Johnstone Ngengi, carpenter... future meter reader... future Briton... he couldn't resist. It wasn't his fault really.
So it was hard for the young African to ever go back to his ancestral ways. The colonial way to this day is always percieved as modern,acceptable... educated, "intelligent" , "classy".
The traditional way is shameful, funny, not be taken seriously. We are not yet Uhuru in our minds.
We are ashamed. You will find many talkers here hata kuandika kiswahili dakika mbili ni taboo. To them it shows lack of intelligence and sophistication. Uromera... sorry, waambie waongee lugha ya mama... afadhali watapike!!