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 Gabbra 

The Gabbra People and Their clans

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The Gabra tribe are predominantly pastoralists in nature,the tribe occupy of Marsabit County in Northern Kenya along the great Chalbi desert. The clans system is one of the important setup amongst the community since it symbolizes diversity and significance. Gabra society is organized according to patrilineal descent and its basic unit is clan (balbal). There are about forty clans in the Gabra society, composing of five phratries (gos); Algana, Sharbana, Gar, Galbo and Odola. Each of the clan has different origin, with Borana, Rendile, and Somali contributing people to make up the…

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Cultural Events Culture Samburu 

REMORE IS A TRADITIONAL RITUAL FOR BOYS TO INVOKE BLESSINGS HELD AT NGILAI CENTRAL LOCATION OF WAMBA .

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Remore Elayiok is a Fertility blessings invoking ritual performed by uncircumcised boys in Samburu traditions for a barren woman ( Olipi ). Fertility is very high value for the samburu. A childless woman thought to be sterile is required by the customs that the lads may throw cow dung against the hut. A fertility ritual involves placing a mud figure… of a child in front of that woman’s house by boys to aggressively invoke blessings ( Asayi ) . One week or in later appropriate time , a feast will be…

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