How local dialects influenced naming of west Kenya towns

PHOTO | FILE A view of Webuye town from Chetambe Hills, which were named after a Tachoni warrior by the same name.

The naming of administrative towns and other settlements in the Luhya areas of Western Kenya bears deep roots to the local dialects. Most of them were sourced from the Abaluhya community, which is an amalgamation of about 18 tribes.


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