• The Ministry of Tourism has started with naming elephants, but this will extend to other animals.

Najib Balala(left) a hyena(right)
Najib Balala(left) a hyena(right)
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Fisi, the Swahili name of a hyena is among the most popular words in Sheng. 

Only that here it does not mean an animal, but a man who likes to have many women. 

A number of 'Team Mafisi' brag about the labelling, but some do not really like to be called that.

Well, it is going to be an honour for a Kenyan to share a name with a Hyena.

This is after Tourism CS Najib Balala announced that Kenyans will pay Ksh 2 Million to have a hyena named after them.

"Anyone who wants hyena named after them will have to pay KSh 2 million in exchange for the hyena-naming bragging rights," Balala said. 

Speaking during the Amboseli Tembo naming festival, Balala said that the Ministry of Tourism has started with naming elephants, but this will extend to other animals. 

"Any animal can be named, but we opted to start with the elephants because they are the ones who are most endangered," Najib Balala said. 

Kenyans are already adopting the trend, having wild animals named after them. 

Radio Maisha's show host Ghost Mulee is set to have a rhino named after him.

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