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Kenya: Giriama Naming Ceremony

12th August, 2012

What is in a name? This is a question that has been asked on many different occasions but whose answer remains a puzzle. foreign nationals have been flocking Malindi in Kilifi county to acquire local names from the Giriama community. Remember the famed Italian, Kasoso Wa Baya, formerly Franco Esposito, who at one time vied for the Magarini seat in Malindi? We explore what is entailed in the naming ceremony for foreigners in love with Giriama names.
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