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You are right. :D
But it also reminds me of German fegen which actually means to sweep. That makes me wonder if kufagia is a borrowing from colonial times. On the other hand, it looks different enough that it could be a coincidence.
Does anyone know the etymology of kufagia? A quick online research did not yield any useful results.
Here you can find an etymological swahili lexicon: http://sambahsa.pbworks.com/w/page/42012995/Swahili%20etymological%20dictionary You can see that -fagia is a bantu native root
Here you can find some etymologies: http://sambahsa.pbworks.com/w/page/42012995/Swahili%20etymological%20dictionary The root -fagia appears to be of bantu origin