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Mispronounced names of Kenyan cities

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Most names of Kenyan cities were a result of mispronunciation. For instance, Kawangware was originally known as ‘Cow Grade Lane.’

Here is a list of local city names and their original English names:

Clay Land swamp – Kileleshwa

Cattle graze – Kitengela

Dark lane – Daka ini

Campground _ Kamangu

Leased lawns _ Lironi

Kings knot – Kinoo

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Castle edge – Gacie

Castle Leigh…..Kasarani

Lower camp – Ruaka

Carpet Ville – Kabete

Camel lounge court – Kamukunji

Warren cross – Waruku

Crown park – Kariobangi

Rural tents – Riruta

Narrow mall – Narumoru

Lowerlake – Ruaraka

Old crown – Ol Kalau

Surbub sea – Zambezi

Singers with honor (choir) – Sigona

Card games inn (casino) – Kangemi

Kings gulf – Kinagofu

Karen end – Karinde

Kingsbury – Kiamburi

Acre borough – Gikambura

Rural lane of Karen – Rurie rwa karai

Dairy yard – Ndeiya

Local bay – Lukufii

Kings Borough – Kiambaa

Dale Ville – Nderi

Lucy gate – Lusengeti

Mayors hall -Maya ihii

Deed road – Ndederu

Mark Richards – Makeresha

High tomb – Gaitumbii

Wardens Borough – Warufaga

Queens Bay – Nguirufii

Castle Ruin – Gacwiri

Gold dust town – Nguriunditu

Barracklane – Faranikii

Car and genera(Factory) – Kanjeru

Kings heroes (rugby team) – Kingeero

Shoe lane – Shuraa

 

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