Bonyeza hapa ili kusoma ripoti hii kwa Kiswahili.
The photo’s caption reads: “Mwaijua hii??” That means “Do you know this one?” in Kiswahili.
Some users commented that they had seen it, and one said such a school was in their neighbourhood.
Do these schools exist? We checked.
Lamba Glory Schools
The post shows two photos. One is of the van with the “lamba lolo” lettering. The other is of the same van, but this time lettered “LAMBA GLORY SCHOOLS”.
The caption reads: “The Komarock School called LAMBA GLORY which was Photo shopped to LAMBA LOLO.”
The manipulated image was even mentioned in an article in the Nation, Kenya’s biggest newspaper. “Earlier this year, a kindergarten school van’s name in Nairobi was photo-shopped to read as ‘Lamba Lolo Schools’ instead of ‘Lamba Glory Schools’.”
Hit rap song popularises lamba lolo
Lamba lolo has recently become a catchphrase among Kenyans.
In 2018 Kenyan rap group Ethic dropped the hit song Lamba Lolo. The track went viral on YouTube, making it to the top trending music videos list with 3.6 million views as at 26 July 2019. – Grace Gichuhi
Picha ya shule za ‘Lamba Lolo’ ni bandia, imetengenezwa kwenye kompyuta kutumia programu ya Photoshop
Picha iliyochapishwa kwenye ukurasa wa Facebook nchini Kenya inaonyesha kuna shule za “lamba lolo” jijini Nairobi. Inaonyesha maandishi haya – “LAMBA LOLO SCHOOL, KOMAROCK PH.3B” – kwenye upande wa gari la manjano.
Kulingana na Kamusi ya mtandao la lugha isiyo rasmi, neno “lamba lolo” linamaanisha “kunyonya premende”. “Neno hili lina asili yake Kenya na katika lugha ya mitaani hutumika kuashiria kushiriki katika ngono kupitia mdomo.”
Kwa hivyo ni vigumu kwa jina hili tata, la lugha ya sheng, kutumika kama jina rasmi la shule nchini Kenya.
Maelezo ya picha yanasema: “Mwaijua hii??”
Watumizi wengine kwenye mtandao walisema wameiona shule hiyo, na hata mmoja akadai kuwa shule hiyo ilikuwa katika mtaa wake.
Je, shule hizi zipo? Tulichunguza.
‘Lamba Glory Schools’
Chapisho hilo linaonyesha picha mbili. Moja ni ya gari la shule lililoandikwa “lamba lolo”. Nyingine ni ya gari lilo hilo, lakini kwa wakati huu limeandikwa “LAMBA GLORY SCHOOLS”.
Maelezo katika chapisho hilo yanasema: “Shule ya Komarock iitwayo LAMBA GLORY ambayo picha yake ilikarabatiwa kidijitali kupitia Photoshop ili kusoma LAMBA LOLO.”
Mapema mwaka huu, jina la gari la shule moja ya chekechea jijini Nairobi lilibadilishwa kidijitali ili kusoma “Lamba Lolo Schools” badala ya “Lamba Glory Schools”.
Wimbo maarufu wa mtindo wa rap uliongezea jina hilo umaarufu zaidi
Jina lamba lolo hivi karibuni limekuwa jina maarufu miongoni mwa vijana nchini Kenya.
Mnamo mwaka 2018 kikundi cha rap kiitwacho Ethic cha Kenya kilitoa wimbo wa Lamba Lolo. Wimbo huu ulivuma sana kwenye mtandao wa video wa YouTube, na kuuweka kwenye orodha ya video za muziki zinazovutia huku ikitazamwa na watu milioni 3.6 kufikia tarehe 26 Julai 2019. – Grace Gichuhi
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