Starehe MP Charles Njagua’s warning to foreign traders to leave local markets has clearly fallen on deaf ears. A video showing Chinese students learning Kikuyu language has emerged.
In the video, the students are being taught the central Kenya dialect by someone presumed to be from Kenya.
This comes just a few weeks after a visibly angry Jaguar lashed out at Interior CS Fred Matiangí for failing to secure jobs for local traders who were facing harassment from foreigners.
Jaguar took issue with nationals from China, Tanzania, and Uganda who he accused of dominating local businesses, especially in Nyamakima, Gikomba, and Kamukunji.
He went ahead to threaten them stating that he will ‘beat them’ and personally drive them to the airport.
His sentiments landed him in trouble with the authorities who arrested him and charged him with xenophobia. The musician turned legislator spent close to a week behind bars.
Interestingly, this is not the first video showing foreigners speaking Kenyan dialects.
In 2014, a video of a white man from Norway speaking perfect Luo excited netizens. The man who says he was born in Muhoroni, expressed his staunch support for local football club Gor Mahia.
In December 2018, an American lady from Ohio identified as Pearl broke the internet when she posted a video of her perfectly mimicking the Luhya accent.
The woamn who says she was born in Kakamega was later christened ‘Mzungu Mlunje’.
Another notable foreigner who got famous for his prowess in speaking local dialect is Justin Bradford.
Popularly known as Justo Mzungu Mwitu came into the spotlight after posting a video of him acting like a conductor in the United States speaking fluent Sheng.