“Methali: POLE POLE NDIO MWENDO
Meaning: Slow, slow is the way to go/slowness is the better locomotion.
Application: Being steady and keen is important when performing given tasks.
Methali: HARAKA HARAKA HAINA BARAKA
Meaning: Hurry, hurry, has no blessings.
Application: More haste less speed. It is important to do a given assignment well and not to hurry for the sake of completing it.
Methali: DAWA YA MOTO NI MOTO
Meaning: The remedy for fire is fire.
Application: Tit for tat. Tough situations require bold decisions and leadership.
Methali: MTU NI WATU
Meaning: A person is people.
Application: No man is an island. Every person needs the company/help of others.
Methali: TISA KARIBU NA KUMI
Meaning: Nine is near ten.
Application: Never give up when you are about to complete a task or nearing the end.
Methali: AKILI NI MALI
Meaning: Intelligence is an asset.
Application: Knowledge can be used to better ones life.
Methali: HABA NA HABA HUJAZA KIBABA
Meaning: Little by little fills up the measure.
Application: Great investments are borne out of small savings. A great journey is begun by a single mile.
Methali: HASIRA HASARA
Meaning: Anger brings damage.
Application: Prudence is important in decision making.
Methali: MTOTO WA NYOKA NI NYOKA
Meaning: The child of a snake is a snake.
Application: Like father like son. The apple does not fall away from its tree. Good behavior is learnt and a child learns what he lives.
Methali: TABIA NI NGOZI
Meaning: Habit is a skin.
Application: It is difficult to change ones habits/ character.