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salaam

1. a Muslim form of salutation consisting of a deep bow with the right palm on the forehead
2. a salutation signifying peace, used chiefly by Muslims
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QUEEN OF SALAAMSAgneta, who hailed from Lanet in Nakuru and worked at a Total petrol station as an attendant, became the queen of salaams (greetings) on KBC Radio.
Since I became aware of my existence as a person, and since I discovered radio as a medium of excitement and enjoyment and listening to distinctive baritone voices of radio personalities, I came to associate Agneta's name with KBC salaams programmes.Agneta became a legend in my youth as a radio connoisseur.
More so, because among the legions of Kenyans who sent salaams through the KBC, she was the most famous and the most renowned among the female salaams fans, sending greeting to thousands of Kenyans, who, in turn, greeted her back, becoming one of the people that received the most greetings through the air waves then, or maybe even up to date.To be fair, Agneta was not the only Kenyan, who earned her fame from sending greeting through the airwaves.
The only investment one was required to have on the other end was a transistor radio that was powered mostly by the indubitable Eveready (Paka Power) batteries or any other brand of dry cells and you were good to go.Today, the Kenyan millennials who were born just when Agneta was perfecting the art of sending salaams through the revolutionary greeting cards, buy hordes of air time bundles to send their latest selfies and anecdotal messages on Instagram, Snapchat and WhatsApp ndash social media apps that are today subscribed by hundreds of millions of young people.
If a day went by and Agneta's name was not mentioned in Salaam za Majeshi, Zilizopendwa or even in Sundowner on the General Service Radio, I would panic and wonder what might have happened to her.