Methali: ASIYESIKIA LA MKUU HUONA MAKUU
Meaning: He who does not listen to elder’s advice gets his leg broken.
Application: It is important to take advice in life.
Methali: ASIYE NA MENGI ANA MACHACHE
Meaning: Even he who has not many troubles has a few.
Application: Every person has his/her shortfalls.
Methali: BAADA YA DHIKI FARAJA
Meaning: After hardship comes relief.
Application: Every cloud has a silver lining. Hardships do not last forever. It is important to have hope when faced with challenges.
Methali: BABA WA KAMBO SI BABA
Meaning: A step-father/adoptive father is not a father.
Application: There is a firm belief that step-fathers are unkind and cruel to their step-children.
Methali: DALILI YA MVUA NI MAWINGU
Meaning: Clouds are the sign of rain.
Application: Morning shows the day as childhood shows the man. Coming events cast their shadows before. No smoke without fire.
Methali: DAMU NI NZITO KULIKO MAJI
Meaning: Blood is thicker than water.
Application: It is important to keep family ties/family ties last forever.
Methali: FUATA NYUKI ULE ASALI
Meaning: Follow bees that you may eat honey.
Application: If you want to progress, it is important to associate with progress-minded people.
Methali: HAPANA SIRI YA WATU WAWILI
Meaning: A secret is no secret when shared by two people.
Application: Three can keep a secret, if two are dead. Confidential information should not be shared.
Methali: PENYE NIA PANA NJIA
Meaning: Where there’s a will there’s a way.
Application: Determination pays/leads to success.
Methali: UMOJA NI NGUVU
Meaning: Unity is Strength.
Application: There is strength in numbers. More things can be achieved if all those involved work together or cooperate.