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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncwne6NJWM4] Butterfly people, the Samburu (or Sambur) is a unique and popular tribe due to their long preserved culture. Despite education, civilization and western cultural influences, the Samburu people have clung to their traditional way of life, making them a...

The Yaaku People and their ancient dwelling caves

Yaaku People derived their name Yaaku “hunting people” from their hunting lifestyle. The name Yaaku in Yakunte language means “hunting people”. They also keep bees but later began trading with the Maasai, the country’s largest pastoral people. The Yaaku were...

Borana Conception of Law and Justice

Borana define law as a way of life, this conception of law as a way of life makes it a concept that one can comprehend through experience and Justice is defined as part of life process. Among the Borana the...

Rendille Historical Events and their time-line

Rendille Historical event can date many years ago. Medianorth is there to record and document those little unnoticed and never documented cultural aspects among communities living in Northern Kenya. After an extensive research, we have come up with a...


The Borana Cultural Festival an annual event that no-one should ever miss be it a stranger or resident of the cradle (Marsabit, Kenya) Marsabit in itself is one of those places in northern Kenya one will never get enough of....

Boran Oral Skills

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KI8dU8Lf84Q] Borana Oral Skills: This young boy prayed with well flourished Borana language which is not known to youthful Borana boys and girls of today. The prayer was poetic and awesome to the ears of those who listened and understand...

Borana Greetings and their Response

Borana greetings are widely used across northern Kenya especially in Isiolo County and Marsabit County but Most of us especially non-speakers we really don't know what to use when and end up misusing the Borana greetings.

Jatani Ali Tandhu: Life & Legacy of a Borana Stateman

From time to time, certain individuals who display courage and self-sacrifice for the greater good emerge to make a lasting impact on the lives of entire communities. The late Jatani Ali Tandhu ("Shaalaqa") was such a figure, born into a Borana family in southern Ethiopia. 

The Origin of The El-molo People & Lake Turkana (Sepenya Myth of Origin)

The story of how the El Molo came into being is borrowed from a popular story of their great heroine, Sepenya.

Borana Proverbs with English Translation Part 1

1. Obsan qalomanEnglish: Patience leads to an honourable position. 2. Chubbun tok daqabi, tok ordofi.English: You can be punished as you do sin on the spot. But for others, it can come later. Meaning: As for the punishment of sin, some are immediate;...




The Petrified Forest is approximately 5 km away from the Karsa Gate (the main entrance to the Sibiloi National Park). There are signs inside...


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