But there is a place called ‘Mbari ya Hiti’ in Murang’a County. That loosely translates to ‘The Clan of the Hyenas’. There actually exists a clan by that name, and probably the place was named after it.
“Ours is a reputable clan, and we should not be linked to Team Mafisi. We are proud of this name. It belonged to our forefather who fought to have us here,” Samuel Macharia, a descendant of the clan told Nairobian newspaper.
The clan has been in existence for more than a century.
“It was hard mentioning the clan name to my parents. They too were reluctant, because they feared one of my sons would be called Hiti,” a young woman who recently married into the clan told Nairobian.