February 1, 2016 at 9:21 am

Njoguini Students Teach Stephen Girard how to Cook Ugali and “Managu”

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Njoguini PA-MOJA club students say “Hi!” to their sister school, Stephen Girard Elementary students.

Njoguini Primary School students from Nanyuki were excited to share culture with their sister school, Stephen Girard Elementary in Philadelphia.

They taught their sister school how to cook Ugali and “Managu”, traditional kale that grows naturally when there are rains. The Managu green leaves are boiled for around ten minutes. The leaves are squeezed to remove the water, then after which they are fried for three minutes with onions and tomatoes together with a little milk to remove the slight bitterness that it usually has.

It is then served with “Ugali” a dish of “maize” flour (corn flour)that is cooked with boiled water to a thick porridge or dough like consistency.

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Njoguini Primary School students welcome Stephen Girard Elementary students to their school
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Njoguini students frying Managu with onions and tomatoes
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They add milk to remove the slight bitter taste in the Managu
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A Student from Njoguini cooks ugali in the school kitchen fireplace
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A student from Njoguini demonstrates how ugali is consumed together with managu






  1. What fun!

  2. Our Njoguini friends have save Stephen Girard students from eating more improperly prepared ugalii! Thank you!

  3. Saved…

  4. This is really fun,I love this so much,getting to see how much students can get to teach others about Kenyan cultural meals..personally I don’t know that Managu are mixed with milk to spice them up…this really interesting!!I will try this!