Chris Kumekucha Real Name & The Fascinating Kumekucha Blog

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This post is about Kumekucha, a great political Kenyan blog. Since many of you come to this post looking for more information about Kumekucha Chris, the blogger behind the blog, though, I’ve updated this post to start with that. 

Chris Kumekucha YouTube

The popular Kenyan blog, Kumekucha, is written by someone commonly known as Chris Kumekucha. You can find him on YouTube (simply search his name) and on Twitter as @KumekuchaChris.

Chris Kumekucha Real Name

What is Chris Kumekucha’s real name? Well, that’s the million dollar question behind the Kumekucha brand.

Although, I can’t answer that question, Chris Kumekucha shares quite a bit about his real identity in some of his YouTube videos.

Although he doesn’t explicitly share his name, he does say that he is an investigative journalist and that the content he produces for Kumekucha is self funded.

In case you are wondering what tribe he is, again, I don’t have the answer to that question for sure. He does essentially mention in one of his videos, though, that his mother is Luhya.

Kumekucha Chris Latest Videos/Chris Kumekucha Latest Video

If you would like to know what the latest from Kumekucha is, check out the YouTube channel mentioned above or Chris Kumekucha’s Twitter account (also mentioned above) where he shares all of his latest content.

Chris Kumekucha Wife

I do not know whether or not Chris Kumekucha is married, and if he is, I don’t believe the identity of his wife is public knowledge.

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What I do know, though, is that Chris is a reader and subscriber of this blog (much appreciated, Chris), so if you want to let us know whether or not your are married, please let me know in a comment below so we can satisfy the public’s curiosity. 🙂 

Kumekucha in English

Kumekucha in English is, quite simply,  morning has broken, i.e., daybreak has occurred.

Kumekucha is used both literally and figuratively to mean ‘it’s a new day’.

Examples of Kumekucha Used in Swahili Phrases & Sentences

  1. kumekucha na kunanyesha (the day has begun and it is raining)
  2. Mana Neyastani hakuacha kupiga siasa kwa kutumia katuni kuhusiana na uchafuzi huu: “Babu” anasema “Kumekucha tena, na ninapaswa kuamka… habari mbaya hizi…adhabu, jela…” (Mana Neyastani did not forget politics in his cartoon on pollution: “Grandfather” says “It’s another day, and I should wake up… all this bad news…executions, prison…”)
  3. amkeni kumekucha (wake up, the sun has come up)

Kumekucha in Organization/Project Names

The word kumekucha is often used in NGO project and organization names on the Swahili coast because of the figurative sense of the word.

Because it means morning has broken, it is a word that connotes change. 

Kumekucha in the Arts

Kumekucha is also a 1987 Tanzanian documentary produced and directed by Flora M’mbugu-Schelling. It won a gold medal at the New York International Film Festival.

In the English translation of this documentary’s title, kumekucha in English was translated as ‘From Sun Up’.

Examples of Kumekucha Used in English Sentences

  • Kumekucha is a very popular blog judging by the number of comments left on its posts.

  • Kumekucha is a wedge being used by the Politicians to fan Tribal animosity and possibly Plant a seed of violence in Kenya.
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Kumekucha Blog Bannerhead

These examples were found in Kenya: Do bloggers hold the key to the future of investigative journalism?.

In both sentences, Kumekucha  refers to the popular Kenyan blog.

Read more about the blog below.

As much as I blog, I am not an avid reader of blogs.

It’s not that what others have to say doesn’t interest me.

Rather, in this fast-paced world of having so many things to do, I am not too keen to add tasks to my regular to-do list.

Still, there are a couple of blogs that I enjoy reading whenever I do get the chance to do some leisurely internet surfing.

One such blog is “You Missed This – Kumekucha” (which I will simply call Kumekucha from this point on).

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Kumekucha Meaning

I first stumbled upon Kumekucha (which means “dawn has broken” in Swahili) following a link that my niece had sent me in a forward.

The link led to a post on Kumekucha that talked about a then-recent event that had just occurred in Kenya that was as unimaginable as they come.

I found the incident (and the post) hilarious, so decided to spend more time on Kumekucha reading other blog posts.

After three hours, I was still reading.

Along with posts about funny/incredible situations that had taken place in Kenya, there were countless posts about social and political scandals along with incredible never-heard-elsewhere details that seemed plausible if not necessarily entirely factual (I am not doubting the veracity of the facts published on Kumekucha, but neither am I vouching for them – you’ll have to decide for yourself).

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I had a ball reading Kumekucha that first day, as I do whenever I read the blog now.

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Kumekucha Blog URL

Well, I’ll stop telling you about it and let you check it out for yourself. The URL for the blog is simply

Visit it and let me know what you think.

I look forward to hearing what you have to say.


Photo Credit:, African Press International


  1. Biche, I know exactly what you are talking about!

    I love reading Kumekucha for entertainment purposes. I mean those comments on that site….you actually wonder whether they are written by adults. Some are so ridiculously funny, you really wonder.

    Whenever I feel depressed, low or just bored, I make sure I read Kumekucha and that is certain to change my mood for sure. I also read it in the middle of the night when sleep eludes me.

    The one thing I know about Kumekucha for sure, is that there is no site like it on this planet….no wonder Kenyans are known for their peculiarity.

    1. Hi Mama,

      Nice to see you on ChickAboutTown again! It’s funny, I didn’t want to say it because I am not Kenyan but the amount of peculiarity seen on Kumekucha really is reflective of the craziness that goes on in our beloved Kenya. 🙂 Hehehehe…

      Thanks for sharing.


  2. I love Kumekucha too. I’m with Mama on the comments! Some time back she and I were very active on that site posting both articles and comments but we’ve since slowed down. Some of the comments are a bit too down there for the girls surely.

    1. Hi Shiko-Msa,

      Yep, the comments can get downright nasty. You used to write articles for Kumekucha? Wow, cool! Could you send me a link of an article you contributed there (or if you are uncomfortable with doing so publicly, just send it to me by email – ChickAboutTown[at]

      I can’t wait to hear back from you.


  3. Nobody has talked about the knack this blogger (Chris) has for analyzing things in Kenya and even correctly predicting developments many months before they happen. A truly unique Kenyan blog. Many times I have read next months newspaper headline in Kumekucha yesterday.

    1. Hi Carol,

      Welcome to Chick About Town and thanks for leaving a comment.

      Really? I hadn’t noticed that Chris was such a predictor of Kenyan current events. Thanks for that particular insight.


  4. I am here reading this in November 2021 and being totally humbled… and wondering why some people here sound so familiar.

    All in all thanks so much for loving me and my worl all these years. I am bila words.

    1. Hi Chris,

      Welcome to Chick About Town! Now, I am super humbled that you left a comment on this post on my blog. I first wrote it way back in 2007 when I discovered your blog. Oh, so satisfying and entertaining!

      I am glad to see you are still going, as strong as ever!

      Your YouTube channel just took your blogging to the next level.

      Thanks for you great content, and (since I saw your email address on my email list,) thanks for subscribing to my blog!

      Wishing you continued success,

  5. Am here 2023 july, well i follow chris alot. At first i was captured by his predictions then the was he call a spade a spade not a big spoon of which no one in Kenya does, then i fell inlove with his voice but am sure he is married so let me forget about that 😂. Thanks for the good job you are doing Chris.

    1. Hi Ami,

      Welcome to Chick About Town, and thanks for leaving a comment. Yep, Chris’s channel is really something. I know he reads my blog occasionally, so I hope he comes back to this page one day and sees your comment. Who knows? Maybe he is not married. 🙂


  6. You wana understand Kenyan Politics deeper, Kumekucha blog is the real deal…

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