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 (kĭ-ko͞o′yo͞o) also Gi·ku·yu (gĭ-ko͞o′yo͞o)
n. pl. Kikuyu or Ki·ku·yus also Gikuyu or Gi·ku·yus
1. A member of a people of central and southern Kenya.
2. The Bantu language of the Kikuyu.


npl -yus or -yu
1. (Peoples) a member of a Negroid people of E Africa, living chiefly in Kenya on the high foothills around Mount Kenya
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family


(kɪˈku yu)

n., pl. -yus, (esp. collectively) -yu.
1. a member of an African people or group of peoples mainly of the E and S of Mount Kenya in S central Kenya.
2. the Bantu language of the Kikuyu.
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Prosecution told court that words used in his newly released controversial song were calculated to stir ethnic hatred against Kamba and Kikuyu communities.
John Gichiri denied the charges before Milimani Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi, over the song that authorities say was aimed at stirring hatred between the Kamba and Kikuyu.
This is the frontline," said Stephen Maina, a Kikuyu shopkeeper.
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The 11th edition of the Henry Wanyoike Hope For The Future Run will this year be held at Alliance High School in Kikuyu, Kiambu County on Saturday 3rd June 2017, under the theme: Your health, your wealth.
with high C: N ratio (C: N of 82) and lignin content and rapidly decomposable young kikuyu shoots (Pennisetum clandestinum L.
And this is what fuelled the treachery visited on Kenyan communities, notably the Maasai, Miji Kenda, Kikuyu, Kisii, Nandi, Luo, Luhya, Somalis, Taita and Kamba.
Odinga accused Kikuyu president Mwai Kibaki, who was supported by
This image illustrates a pivotal moment in the history of the Kikuyu tribe in what is today Kenya and the start of a sickening story that still resonates today After the major European powers agreed among themselves the rights to pursue legal ownership of land in Africa in the Berlin Treaty of 1885-86, the Imperial British East Africa Company took steps to occupy land in what is now Kenya in 1886.
A century ago, in 1913, a conference held in Kikuyu, Kenya, sought to shape the future of Protestant missions there and thus the future of the growing church.
The Kikuyu were perceived to be supporters of the ruling party led by then President Mwai Kibaki.