If you are forced to be nude, cover your front side.
‘Uki kutwaUchi, lazima uchutame’
One cannot speak ill of midwives, while the childbirth still continues.
Usitukane wakunga na uzazi 'ungalipo
If you copy an elephant shitting, you'll burst your anus
Ukimwiga tembo kunya utapasuka mkundu
When you mention a snake, have a stick ready in your hand.
Ukitaja nyoka, shika fimbo mkononi. Ukipanda mboga, lazima upenda ua lake.
If you delay too much, your wife will have someone’s child!
Cheleva, cheleva utakuta toto sio yako.
A smart bird will end up in a trap.
Ndege mjanja hunasa kwenye tundu bovu.
The day a monkey is destined to die, all trees become slippery.
Sikuya kufa nyani miti yote huteleza
Don’t break the law, just bend it.
Usi vunje sheria, kunje tu
Without being nude, you can't give birth to a child.
Mficha uchi hazai
The rooster crows, “My bow is just over there," (when hawk preys on chickens).
Jogoo hulia "uta wangu u kule.
"Only the corpse knows the torture inside the grave"
Adhabu ya kaburi aijua maiti