Culture Turkana 

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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Borana Culture El-Molo Gabbra Rendille Samburu Turkana 

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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Lake Turkana Culture Dasnach Turkana 

A fish and A gun, Turkana Of Lake Turkana

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A Fish and gun..Dasnach and Turkana at shores of Lake Turkana-Marsabit County When Simon Choko goes out fishing on Kenya’s Lake Turkana, he brings a gun as well as a net. In the drought-stricken corner of northwestern Kenya, the native Turkana community to which Choko belongs is involved in deadly conflict with rivals from across the border in neighboring Ethiopia, as the poor populations compete for dwindling food. “I have been a fisherman since I was a boy and I have never experienced such a tense and dangerous period as…

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