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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Culture Samburu 

MARRIAGE IN SAMBURU CULTURE! NKIEMA ESAMBUR !

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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 symbol of Northern Kenyan culture. Samburu Traditional Wedding (Note: Rendille and Samburu tribes practice the same marriage ceremony, Most marriage rituals, procedures and marriage songs are similar in both communities)   In Samburu culture and traditional to be an adult is above all to be married, to be a father or a…

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Culture Samburu 

Lmuget Lelaing’oni cerebration among Samburu

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Lmuget is a traditional ceremony for the Samburu tribe initiatives to upgrade from one age set to another after circumcision of boys to Morans. Morans will perform several celebrations before there are initiated into young elders and allowed to marry. Lmuget Lelaing’oni which is a traditional Lmuget severally celebrated by the morans after which they are intiated into eldership as young elders. The Laing’oni (uncastrated bulls) which is slaughter during the ceremony signifies actually not the animal but the warrior whose time is up to the task of leading the…

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