Most Kenyans obviously learnt a new vocabulary this week when one of the green bulldozers belonging to the National Youth Service (NYS) descended upon Shell petrol station and Java House restaurant in Kileleshwa.

The Authority behind the operation told the public the properties were being demolished because they were sitting on riparian land.

Riparian land drove many Kenyans to google search its meaning before moving to Twitter in their classical style to make jokes around their new favourite word (thank heaven we can now get a breather from cha muhimu ni uhai phrase).

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Pulselive.co.ke has compiled some of the most hilarious yet witty jokes made around the term - riparian land: