As Kiswahili spreads its wings across borders, let’s embrace it

Sacred Heart Primary School, Mombasa County, pupils display Taifa Leo newspaper on March 22, 2017, which is being used to promote Kiswahili language. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Some journalists could hardly express themselves in Kiswahili, a language that defines Kenyans.

  • With State House having appreciated the value of Kiswahili in nation building and development, public officers and private sector players need to accommodate the language.

  • With the ongoing integration of the East African region, Kiswahili is key to bringing together the bloc’s member states.

Watching some journalists struggle with how to frame some questions in Kiswahili to the deputy State House spokesperson, Ms Kanze Dena, during her debut press briefing was a spectacle.

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