Last of the Yaaku Community (tribe) of Kenya endangered

"The Yaaku used the hind leg of a giraffe as crucial part of bride price and outlawing giraffe hunting meant that young men could not marry" Former hunter-gatherers and...

Where did the Gabbra people and their clans come from?

The Gabbra language is part of southern Galla which belongs to the Eastern Cushitic language sub-family whose homelands extend from south-western Ethiopia in the highland area to the southwest of Lake Abaya across the Horn and over...

Samburu Traditional settlements, Manyattas

Samburu tribe aka Butterfly people, a cousin tribe to the Maasai People of Kenya and Tanzania, is a Semi-nomadic tribe living in villages of 30 to 70 huts. The villagers are a close-knit community living together in compounds called...

Samburu Lmarteun Mythology

PICTURE: Lmarteun Mythology remains in Samburu,Kenya   Lmarteun mythology ~  { The Frozen people, at Samburu North sub County, south Horr in a location known as Lkumur }  > States that the Samburu people firmly believed that these were people at...

The Gabbras’ Traditional Mana (Hut)

The Gabbra inhabit the northern half of Marsabit District, bounded to the south by Marsabit Mountain and the Chalbi desert, to the west by Lake Turkana, to the north by Megado escarpment in southern Ethiopia and to the east...

Samburu Story of Lunar Eclipse

They tell that in the past the lizard "roog" went to a woman's hut and asked: "Give me the twirling stick "lkipire" that I may lick so that if you die you may rise again." The woman answered: "I do...

Samburu Warriors Traditional Population Statics Establishment!

The Samburu people usually got a unique way of recording exact warriors at a given age set by use of cowrie shell sewn on a special skin of sacred oxen that anoints, an age set leader (/Launoni ) and his assistance (/Labaru...

DAASANACH TRIBE: The Indigenous Ethnic Group of Marsabit County, Marsabit County

They're hidden in the deepest, farthest corners of the Marsabit County– In the vast, remote villages along Lake Turkana basin, Untamed, Independent tribe whose customs, dress and traditions have remained decidely anachronistic. The rare Dassanch are a people with a proud...

Samburu Legends: The Mighty Warrior, LENASAKALAE

History says Lenasakalae was a warrior from Lpisikishu phratry of the black cattle moiety of Samburu tribe. He was probably a Ltarigrig an age-set initiated around 1865.He was remembered as a warrior of great strength and courage. He defended...

THE IMMINENT KILLING OF THE SACRED BULL

To mark the beginning of a new age-set, a Sacred bull must killed on top of Mount Nyiro or on its slope. It is only the larger Lmasula phratry of the Samburu tribe who are endowed to kill this sacred...

TRAVEL LOIYANGALANI

THE PETRIFIED FOREST, SIBILOI NATIONAL PARK

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

VERA'S CREATIONS