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Does anyone know where I can find tasty mice in Nairobi? - Larry Madowo

Larry had some delicious mice in Malawi a few weeks ago.

Larry eating Mice in Malawi (Instagram)

Media Personality Larry Madowo left fans and celebrities gagging 2 weeks ago after feasting on mice while in Malawi to cover their elections.

The BBC Africa journalist shared a video eating a roasted mouse by the roadside following an encounter with a Malawian trader.

He informed fans that the rodent is a delicacy among the Chewa of Central Malawi and it tastes like chicken.


“I ate a mouse, for the first time and it was, well, amazing! Mice (not rats!) are a delicacy among the Chewa of central Malawi. I will eat anything and I had to try these. They’re eaten whole with the skin and everything. Tastes just like chicken #wanderlust #goeverywhere#eateverything” wrote Larry Madowo before adding “Going in for a second bite of the mouse aka underground sausage. Om nom nom.”

The former NTV host has now revealed that he is craving a mouse and asked Kenyans about where he can find the exotic meat in Nairobi.

“I kinda miss the delicious mice I had in Malawi. Anyone know where I can find some 🐁 in Nairobi?” read his tweet.

 A tweet that attracted a number of reactions.

“Ingia hapo parliament utapata mapanya kadhaa,” read one reply.


“Don’t import that culture into the 254 bro,” another warned.

“I think I don't need a cat anymore...@LarryMadowo you should pay me a visit,” one wrote.

“Zimejaa pipeline, just hunt down one and roast,” read another recommendation.

Others were of the opinion that Larry should look for a wife first. “Sasa unatafuta mice badala ya bibi kwanza?” read a Tweet.

Delicacy among Kenyans


While many Kenyans are frowning upon the idea of biting into a mouse, some communities in Kenya enjoy a variety of mice called Kadzora.

The Giriama and Chonyi communities of the coastal part of Kenya roast the rodents over open charcoal fire or prepare it by boiling in salty water.

 “The mouse is roasted on an open charcoal fire to burn off its fur, then scrapped clean using a rough surfaced maize cob. A slit is made on the abdomen to remove intestines before roasting like barbeque (kukanjwa) grill or using curved skewers to piece and roast the meat ( like mshikaki).

It can also be boiled in salty water till well done. The intestines are also boiled in water to which lemon tree leaves are added to improve flavor. This is referred to as Ngenja and is eaten as breakfast, especially with leftover maize meal (ugali) from the previous night.


It is then served with Kiluma (clean drinking water, mixed with salt, pepper and fresh lemon juice to taste) then served with ugali,” reads an excerpt from the Elimu Asilia blog on how to prepare this delicacy.


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