Proverbs from all Kikuyu speaking parts of the world.
- Mugiri rwa kunyitura agirire rwa kunyitia.
- Translation: One can cause the illness which he wanted to cure.
- English equivalent: The remedy is often worse than the disease; Burn not your house to rid it off the mouse.
- Source: Macmillan (1960). 1,000 Kikuyu proverbs: with translations and English equivalents. The Clarendon press. Yiddishn kultur-kongres. p. 55.