Culture Lkunono Rendille Samburu 

WONDER GUM OF AFRICA, ACACIA GUM

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Gum is a party and parcel  of African societies Especially in northern Kenya. Samburu and rendille have been using gum during ceremony and daily life occurrence as a blessing and also to keep away evil spirits Acacia gum has a naturally sticky texture. Materials with this property are often used to reduce irritation and inflammation. The gum has been shown to be especially effective in easing stomach or throat discomfort.   The gum is used for quicker wound healing than the standard treatment. The acacia exudate is used in adhesives, pharmaceuticals,…

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blacksmith Clan of Samburu Culture Lkunono 

Lkunono, A blacksmith Clan of Samburu

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Iron smelting industry is one of the world ancient industries. It started in Meroe in Southern Ethiopia and spread so rapidly to the rest of the world to an advance level where it has been acknowledged and embraced as one of the most important inventions ever made by civilization. The iron was extracted from the black riverbed sand soil. This black sand soil is mostly found in arid areas after floods. The iron making process was through melting. Sand soil was melted and chemically changed into strings of metals that…

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Naapo: Rendille and Samburu Traditional Court Culture Lkunono Rendille Samburu 

Naapo: Rendille and Samburu Traditional Court

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Internal and external conflicts are a part of every community.Among the Rendille, a Manyatta which comprises of around 50 households is under the jurisdiction of a senior elder and  a council of elders who are tasked to help the senior elder with leadership issues within and outside the commmunity. The Rendille people have courts (Naapo) in the center of the Manyatta. Every Manyatta has a Naapo. The Naapo is made of thorny bushes that are arranged in a circle with one entrance. At the centre of the Naapo is a fire-place, the fire is kept a blaze everyday and…

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