"Below is a Kikuyu nursery song sung among Kikuyu children during play. I remember singing it with my friends when I was young, especially during a game we called - tapo - hide and seek." -Margaret


"Lots giggles and laughter after!" -Margaret


Key Kikuyu Words

Kanyoni - little bird
Gakwa - my
Wihithahithe - hide-hide
Na - if
Wonwo - found
Nduri - you are not
Wakwa - mine



Many thanks to Margaret Lovick for contributing, translating and singing this song for us!