Most Kenyan girls wear waist beads is sexual intimate appeal, Protection from negative energy among other things
Radio personality Maina Kageni has asked Classic 105 listeners to tell him what waist beads are used for, as they are very common but they have a lot of mysteries involved around why they are worn.
"Every man is attracted to them I don't get why!"
Mwalimu King'ang'i said "Waist beads were just chilling! Ladies, what's the secret behind these waist beads? What attracts men to these things?"
But most listeners associated them with witchcraft. Check out reactions from X:
The Capatian Viqueter: Witchcraft tupu! Any lady with these beads, tattoos and or nose rings or any other piercings on her body , is a red flag, run... Unless she's a masaai girl.
Zawadi Bomu: People have taken our traditional adornments and are using them to spread very fantastical stories... but, tuendelee because tuta-do what?
Ndesh: Uliza King'aang'i kama watu wa mombasa wanafanya uganga.waist beads is a red flag ..lakini si maina hio nikama ile harness ya kufunga farasi
Kiptoo Kelvin: Maina, this witchcraft of highest order. These girls are more powerful, kuja Thika, you'll confirm
Presenter DK: Hello Maina, for me mambo na waist beads is a no. We always believe that it is associated with immorality na witchcraft.
Mike Adaka: I never get fascinated by this. We are all being superstitious and believing myths and all sorts of stories associated with them. Kiuno ni kiuno tu.
Dan Patrick: Me seeing this after I got married to wearer of the same on the 6th day after we met
Young Profesa Amoh: Maina such ladies come with lots of repercussions and dangers and men should avoid them at all costs.
Khadija Mfalame: Maina adi sai huku kwetu some parents usually use special beads to shield young daughters from black magic. cha kushangaza even Boys are also protected from such evil forces by wearing those things..
Michale Kariuki: Hi Maina and Kingangi, about the beads. I believe that they have no powers but in minds of most men they associate or assume a woman wearing the beads must be a pro in bed. Also applies to a chic who wears a thong. Just my thoughts. Good day and am loving the show
Gathee wa Mataara sacco: Maina hakuna story na kuloose weight this is total uchawi ushetani
Cleophas Kangethe: Women wear waist beads for various reasons, including cultural and aesthetic purposes. In some cultures, waist beads symbolize femininity, beauty, or serve as a form of body adornment. Additionally, they can be worn for spiritual, celebratory, or even weight-monitoring reasons.
Steve Mulwa: Maina ukiona dem AKO na waist beads, tattoo ama nose piercing avoid that lady like plague....., infact Run, and you will thank me later
Evans Kidinga: Lets just be honest here those things have been around since our great grand parents era.But us trying to be westernised have turned into self hate.Our traditions were the back bone of our cultures.Lakini uzungu imetupiga hadi mila na utamaduni wetu tunaambiwa ni uchawi.Tujipende
Mumbi2: to us that date ghanian men... U must wear this even when u want to ask for money from him there's a particular one u must wear so that he can give u money