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SPEAKING STONES “NAMORATUNGA” OF TURKANA, KENYA

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Picture: Speaking Stones of Namoratunga Pillar Site, Turkana, Kenya   Speaking Stones of Namoratunga are one of East Africa’s most intriguing archaeological sites. The site, consisting of a small cluster of cylindrical stones beside the road from Lodwar to Kalokol, near the western shore of Lake Turkana, is believed by some to have functioned as an ancient kind of stellar observatory. A barren, rolling landscape and a ring of stones. Evidence of mysterious ritual feasts and astrological signs. The true purpose of the site long forgotten. It’s an image that…

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Turkana and their political leadership

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In Turkana, Political leadership was provided by ritual diviners or ngimurok. Each of these men normally controlled one territorial section, but a few outstanding figures rose to positions of influence in the tribe as a whole. Among the Turkana, the ngimurok had much more clearly defined military role. During the 19th century, three outstanding diviners were recorded:Lokerio, who led the early wars of expansion and lived until the 1880s; Lokorikeny, who flourished around the middle of the century; and Lokorijem, who in the late 1890s, is said to have come…

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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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