My village diary – 7: MP proposes ban on local languages

June 3, 2011

Yesterday in parliament a MP proposed ban of all local ethnic languages in Kenya’s public offices. He argued that such languages fuel ethnicity (tribalism), a chronic problem that has existed in the country for many years. There are over 40 ethic languages spoken in the country. English and swahili are the official and national languages.

Am not sure what to think of this proposal, probably he has a point, I’ll be keen to follow the debate…


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