Kienyeji is a Swahili word with a hidden meaning in sheng language. So when people are talking about Kienyeji, they are literally talking about something else other than it’s original meaning in Swahili. In this article, we will discuss more on the real meaning of ‘Kienyeji’ in sheng.
Kienyeji meaning in Swahili
In Swahili language Kienyeji means something traditional. So for example if you are differentiating two chickens, there is usually a choice for farmers to rear Kienyeji chickens and the broilers chickens. Kienyeji chickens are considered sweet and natural also very expensive as compared to the broiler ones.
Another example where Kienyeji is usually used is when referring to medicine. In our African culture, we had medicine which was given by a traditional man. This type of medicine is called Kienyeji medicine as compared to the modern medicine.
Kienyeji meaning in Sheng & Origin
Going with the above examples; Modern sheng borrows from some existing words and try to come up with something unique. According to Kenyan dictionary; Kienyeji is a humor slang used to refer a “Girl” who is from the upcountry, usually some rural areas in Kenya. But it is not limited to this meaning. Kienyeji can also be used in a context that the girl might be from urban areas but doesn’t know a lot of things as compared to others.
So most people on social media use the word “Dem Kienyeji” to refer to this type of chic. There are even memes created to create humour around the word Kienyeji.