Maasai 

THE MAASAI TRIBE CLANS SYSTEM

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Maasai society is strongly patriarchal in nature, with elder men, sometimes joined by retired elders, deciding most major matters for each Maasai group. A full body of oral law covers many aspects of behavior. Formal execution is unknown, and normally payment in cattle will settle matters. An out-of-court process is also practiced called ‘amitu’, ‘to make peace’, or ‘arop’, which involves a substantial apology. The monotheistic Maasai worship a single deity called Enkai or Engai . Engai has a dual nature: Engai Narok (Black God) is benevolent, and Engai Na-nyokie…

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Borana Culture 

THE BORANA TRIBE CLANS

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Borana is part of a larger ethnic group, Oromo,They occupy northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia. The Borana social structure includes two moieties (kinship groups) Sabbo and Gona (By Borana law sabbo man can only marry a girl from the gona group, and vice versa. Each of these two groups has its own ritual leader, the qaalu), five sub-moieties, 20 clans and some 60 lineages based primarily on patterns of male descent. Each with their own well, and one man known as the Aba Harega is assigned by the clan to…

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Borana 

THE BORANA CULTURAL FESTIVAL(2017 EDITION) MARSABIT KENYA

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PICTURE: Borana Elder dressed on their traditional attires during the event. The Borana Cultural Festival an annual event that no-one should ever miss be it a stranger or resident of the cradle (Marsabit,Kenya) Marsabit in itself is one of those places in northern Kenya one will never get enough of. Once, twice, numerous times is never enough. Everything from the amazing people to the beauty of their cultures. From its diverse cultures to the well preserved historical places like Koobi Fora, the travel list for Marsabit County is endless. When…

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