why ninaomba instead of ninapenda? Can you explain please?
Ninapenda would be "I like", not "I would like".
Ninaomba literally means "I request" and is a polite way to request something, equivalent to "I would like" in English.
The literal way to say "I would like" is ningependa. I'm not sure if this is commonly used to make requests or not.
Thank you so much Ben. Spent too much time with up-country Kenyan speakers.