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.
Turkana and their political leadership (2)
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 closer than any of his predecessors to uniting the Turkana People.