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  1. Meria Mata

    Meria Mata Village Chief

    Kwanza ningetaka kuwashukuru wote kwa kunipa over 50k likes that enabled me be to be your VC, bila nyinyi haingeweskana, pongezi zingine ziwaendee @pipinono na @pseudonym (bundles received) Twende kazi sasa.
    Tuanze na ngoma ya Warakeli as he is known in cedro kenya

    then kuna hii ya Kenny Rogers

    (the higher you build your barriers, the taller i become)
    (the further you take my rights away, the faster i will run)
    Hizi ngoma mbili hunijenga sana nikiwa down.
    welcome to TBT
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2017
  2. Guru

    Guru Village Elder

    The songs have taken me far... Thanks VC
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  3. nairobilay

    nairobilay Village Elder

    Now we know @Guru happy-ends to kenny rogers.
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  4. Supu don

    Supu don Village Elder

    the higher you explore, the faster i ride....you know that song? good morning
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  5. Meria Mata

    Meria Mata Village Chief

    our handawear as we used to call them, James Bond of the Dr No and Thunderball fame was our hero, hii undaa ukinunuliwa ilikua unavaa sunday tu ukienda church and you made sure everyone saw the bond logo. it was a great panty remover for our uncles who were old enough to eat slices.
    CC: @FieldMarshal CouchP @gashwin @Kasighau na scumpaka
  6. Meria Mata

    Meria Mata Village Chief

    hehehehe, hebu niskize tena, dont kow how i been missing that part.
  7. Supu don

    Supu don Village Elder

    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D you is slow...* you are beautiful...da da da....i gotta go down on you..you like it when i give you some good good. F****
  8. nairobilay

    nairobilay Village Elder

    I dont know it...but you have my "attention";)
    Morning madame
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  9. Supu don

    Supu don Village Elder

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  10. Mrs4thletter

    Mrs4thletter Village Elder

    :D:D:D:D and I thought cowboy was as bad as it could get
  11. Luther12

    Luther12 Village Sponsor

    Hehe...warakeli! This was and still is among my favorites:

  12. Meria Mata

    Meria Mata Village Chief

    Guess who?
    for 1000 likes
  13. Meria Mata

    Meria Mata Village Chief

  14. Liberty

    Liberty Village Elder

    Donald Trump (in a military attire)
  15. Meria Mata

    Meria Mata Village Chief

    Manbasa, Mombaz, Mvita? It’s a mix of histories for coast city!
    As the country’s oldest city and its most important port, Mombasa holds a central place in Kenya’s story.

    The city’s history dates back thousands of years, and is riddled with violent conflict, numerous takeovers, and an enduring cultural impact.

    The earliest recorded mention of Mombasa is in the works of Diogenes, a Greek merchant in the First Century. Diogenes reported that he had been blown off course from his usual route to India, ending up in a port town he called Rhapta.

    Rhapta has never been conclusively identified, but Roman coins have been found on several islands that were part of or near what became the Zanzibar Sultanate, of which Mombasa was a core town.

    The island was first referred to as ‘‘Manbasa’’ in 1502, when the Sultanate became autonomous from Kilwa Kisiwani. ‘‘Manbasa’’ is the Arabic form of the Kiswahili name, Mvita, derived from Shehe Mvita, the founding father of the island city.

    Some sources claim that Mvita is actually derived from Mombasa’s violent history over the centuries. The history supposedly earned the city the Kiswahili nickname “Kisiwa Cha Mvita”, which loosely translates to “Island of War”.

    Most European travellers referred to it as “Mombaz” or close forms of the word. While it was a British Protectorate for two short years between 1824 and 1826, Mombasa was turned over fully to the British Imperial East African Company in 1898.

    The Sultan of Zanzibar officially leased the town to the British government in 1895 as a follow-up to an 1885 agreement. Technically, and legally, the coastal strip that is today the Kenyan coastline remained part of Zanzibar until it was ceded to independent Kenya in 1963.

    Another famous town at the coast, Voi, derives its name from the legendary slave trader, Chief Kivoi, who settled near Voi River with his people. The resulting settlement retained the last syllable of his name.

    It is also roughly around the area that Kivoi and Ludwig Krapf were attacked by bandits, who fatally wounded the Kamba chief. Chief Kivoi is also the man credited with giving, albeit indirectly, Kenya its modern name when he showed Ludwig Krapf Mount Kenya and referred to it as “Kiima kia Nyaa”.

    Mariakani, another town on the route to the coast, derives its modern name from the spot where long distance traders would leave their bows and arrows before entering Mombasa.

    The Sultan had banned traders from entering the town with any weapons. One theory suggests that the ban was the result of several fatal brawls between Kamba traders and coastal residents.

    The place, thus, became known as Riaka, the Duruma name for a single quiver, or Mariaka, its plural form. The Giriama and the Kamba word for quiver is Thyaka (singular). They called the place ‘“Mathyakani”. Mariakani thus translates directly to “the place of Quivers” in the Duruma language.

    Travellers to and from coast through that trade route would say they were going to “Mariakani” to drop off or collect their weapons.

    They needed the weapons along the route to fight off bandits, maintain discipline within their own ranks, and protect themselves from wild animals, such as the lions of Tsavo.

    A leather quiver that was common among the traders can be found at the Kenya National Archives.
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  16. Aineabolingo

    Aineabolingo Senior Villager

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  17. pseudonym

    pseudonym Village Elder

    I love it!
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  18. nairobilay

    nairobilay Village Elder

  19. Meria Mata

    Meria Mata Village Chief

    si answer umepewa na @Liberty hapo juu
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  20. Meria Mata

    Meria Mata Village Chief

    Thika River Water Falls - 1909 -
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