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Rendille traditional Calendar

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Rendille is one of less exposed communities in Kenya as far as its culture and way of live is concerned. Rendille just like any other community has is own way of organizing and managing community activities depending on its cultural calendar. The Rendille calendar functions according to a procession of seven to fourteen-year cycles, which is based on both lunar and solar aspects. The calendar, which is passed down in oral tradition, is essential for determining not only the various life-stages through which men must pass before being able to…

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Rendille Age-set, Period and Events

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The Rendille people neighboring Gabbra, Turkana and Samburui tribe inhabite Marsabit County between Marsabit hills and Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya They (Rendile) consist of nine clans and seven sub clans. The Rendille people are culturally similar to the Gabbra. They are semi-nomadic that depend on camel for food, transport and hides. The original home of the Rendille people was in horn of Africa. Rendille people have maintained a good relationship with their neighbors Samburu intermarrying. The intermarriage between Rendille and Samburu has led to a hybrid cultures along the…

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Exploring northern Kenya Tribes Traditional Huts

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Housing is a special art that is diverse in every society in Africa, Civilization is crucial despite its gradual change in societies; Cultural heritage on architectural design on housing is still treasured. Every culture in Northern Kenya has their house design that differentiates one from the other. The traditional houses in Northern Kenya are made with materials that make them cool in the hot season and warm during cold seasons. The materials range from mud, dung, grass, stones, and hides depending with the area. The homes are clustered together or…

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