It has come to my attention that certain members of my family have taken to publishing exposes on Chez MJY. It has also come to my attention that certain persons, whom I had considered friends and/or family, have been encouraging this family member and fuelling her pseudo-investigative journalist streak.
Just so you know, I read all your comments, accusations and misplaced smilies. Let not my silence lull you into a false sense of security. Be warned, each one of you who partook in the web of deceit, especially those who implied that Chez MJY operates as an undercover cyber cafÃ©; you shall get your comeuppance in due course.
For now I have semi-urgent request from a woman from Trindad and Tobago who left a comment on my blog and also sent an email asking:
My name is Keisha. I was looking for some information on Kenyan surnames. The name means ‘Child of God’ or ‘Children of God’ and I know it starts with ‘W’. Can you help. I am from Trinidad and Tobago. I know that Kenya is a large country so I don’t know if I have enough information but if you could help I would be grateful.
I responded to her explaining:
We have about 40+ languages in Kenya and I would imagine that a number of them may have names that mean “Child of God”. Would you happen to know which language it is ?
I speak Kikuyu and we do have a quite a few names starting with W partly because the prefix “Wa-” usually means “child of…” In Kikuyu child of God would become Wangai. (Ngai means God). Perhaps this is the name you are looking for?
Keisha responded saying that it was not â€œWangaiâ€? so I am passing on the query to anyone who can help, especially our multilingual KBW bloggers.
Thanking you muchly.
DISCLAIMER: In light of the fact that some of my so-called blog family and friends have overactive imaginations I feel the need to expressly state that this is a genuine request and I am not pregnant and/or searching for prospective baby names. Nor is it an attempt to find myself a new surname so as to disassociate myself from my family (though taking into account events as detailed above….the ide has crossed my mind)