Yes! the land of matoke and waragi speak better English than Kenyans

Compared to Kenya, English has slipped through to the local man in the streets in Uganda, when you hit the streets of Kampala or even drop by a local wine and spirits shop to order a glass of hot Waragi chances are high the old grandmother serving you will welcome you with English.

 

The study found Uganda almost spoke flawless English followed by Zambia, South Africa and Kenya.

English is Uganda’s official language and the language of instruction in schools and institutions in the country. Children start studying the language as early as pre-primary school.

Ugandans speaks an English dialect known as uglish (prounounced you-glish)

While Kenyans bourgeois’ may deny and deny the report in their ‘slang english’ until cows come home.

“Maze haki I don’t belief it, that thing is vako, total lie”

It is a fact that Uganda has a vibrant culture and theater industry which has further developed the language.

Furthermore compared to Kenya, English has slipped through to the local man in the streets in Uganda, when you hit the streets of Kampala or even drop by a local wine and spirits shop to order a glass of hot Waragi chances are high the old grandmother serving you will welcome you with English.

Kevin* a government official working under the ministry of lands remembers well one time he was on a government assignment in Uganda when he dropped by a bar near Malaba border to quench his thirst.

“A part from the local bar maids being very friendly and beautiful, they took my order in English and referred to me as sir whenever they brought another order, i was blown away in Kenya our bar minds don’t know how to speak proper English leave alone Kiswahili” He chuckles as he remembers the memorable day.

Long story short here are the top English speaking countries in Africa.

1. Uganda2. Zambia3. South Africa4. Kenya5. Zimbabwe6. Malawi7. Ghana8. Botswana9. Sudan

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