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Video: Forget 'Yaliyo Ndwele Sipite', another politician ‘murders and buries’ Kiswahili

Adonijah Nziwa
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Nguutani MCA Stephen Ileve Katana at a past function. [ Source/Shaffie Weru/Twitter]

Nguutani MCA Stephen Ileve Katana’s video has gone viral for wrong reasons.

Speaking in the video, Katana is seen defending the locals for holding demonstrations. 

The residents were protesting over sand harvesting and charcoal burning in the ward.

What caught the attention of many was his mastery of the Kiswahili language.  

It is evident that the lawmaker is having a rough time explaining his point as he struggles with the language.

In the video, the MCAs is heard re-echoing the grievances raised by the protesters. 

“Maandamano sababu ya makaa, sababu ya mchanga wetu. Wacha niongee kinanga, kibaga unanga, kina, kiba," he stammers.

The lawmaker, however, is not embarrassed for his little knowledge and goes on with the address as if nothing happen. 

The video, which was first shared by Kiss FM Shaffie Weru has continued to elicit mixed reactions from different factions.  Former Kathiani MP  Wavinya Ndeti also went viral in 2018 after her video was shared in various social media platform. 

Ndeti, who said "Yaliyo Ndwele Sipite" instead of "Yaliyo Pita Si Ndwele" became the woman of the moment when the video surfaced online. 

She took advantage of the mistake to come up with a campaign strategy to win the hearts of the residents as she sought to send Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua home.


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