If Faith is assurance of things we are hoping for, then our elders have known about this spiritual power from ancient time. Indeed faith has worked in African spirituality for millennia, ever since the time Moses was in Egypt.
During the recent cursing ritual of Covid 19 in rivers found in Kalenjin land, elders had great faith that this monster will be swept to Mediterranean Sea in due course. It is faith which is the force behind the cursing of this virus.
This cursing ceremony last performed in 1918 during Spanish flu(Kipkeita) is called Keker Peek , keyaat wangoriet" or Kekar beeko in Northern Kalenjin dialects. Clans like Kipsamaek and Kapchoboin led in performing the ritual in Itare mighty river in Bomet County. Other rituals have been performed in Baringo (see photo below),Uasin Gishu,Tans Nzoia,EMC, Kericho,Transmara and elsewhere.
In their wisdom and philosophy, elders recently insisted that the ritual was to be performed in rivers draining into Lake Victoria and all the way to Mediterranean Sea and disappear[Corornavirus] into uninhabited sea bed where it will die on its own.
Mediterranean is a Spanish word meaning Middle of Earth a symbolic part of the world indeed partly in Africa.
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