As KFC was opening their drive-through restaurant along Mombasa Road yesterday, one particular banner stood out. One in which they mercilessly murdered the great language of Kiswahili.

I’ve never considered myself good in Swahili, but I wouldn’t find myself writing ‘Mapendo’. I think what they meant was ‘Mapenzi’ or ‘Upendo’.

There are therefore only two logical explanations for this. KFC brought in some American to do a Kenyan job, or I’m actually good in Swahili. Naah.. who I’m I kidding, they got an American to do a Kenyan job.

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