The naming of places is a dynamic affair. A place could have one name at one point in time, and have another name at a different time. One place could also have more than one name at a given time. And even as we speak, places are being named and renamed. Similarly, the way places acquire their names is also dynamic and varied.
Naming Kenya by Tom Wambua features some of the common place names we have in Kenya. As will soon become apparent, different theories exist as to how some places got their names, and controversy is never far away from this subject. This discussion endeavours to accommodate the various views that exist.
A highly recommended read.
Print edition ISBN 978-9914-9890-1-4
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