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The origin of sacred Number Four in Kalenjin

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If there is a sacred number in Kalenjin, it is Number Four(Ang’wan).Why did ancient Kalenjin decided that four becomes a sacred number and not 2,3,5,7.9 etc.? The Kalenjin form time immemorial have been guided by Nature and sorroundings . Nature is from Kalenjin Netoror or Toroot( God). When the ancient Kalenjins(Ancient Egytptians) observed the universe,they realized that the world had four directions-North, West, East and South. He also realized that the cow has four legs and four tits. So thye decided to have number Four as sacred. Again, Number 4…

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Kipsigis people of Kalenjin

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Living in Kalenjin dominated part of Kenya for several years; I have gained adequate knowledge about who they are, where they come from and what they do as part of their culture though modern life is gradually eroding the indigenous culture. Kalenjin are divided into nine subgroups namely Nandi, Kipsigis, Tugen, Keiyo, Marakwet, Pokot, Sebei, Teso, and Sabaot. Early this year I travelled to olenguone a small town right in the heart of eastern and west Mau forest. Mr. Korir who has been a forester at Mau forest told me…

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