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Cultural and death rituals of western Abaluhya you Never Knew

Kenyan records 179 new cases today from a sample of over four thousand thus adding the number of cases to over thirty four thousand.

From 21thousand and above, four hundred and fifteen patients recovered today as four died adding the number to five hundred and eighty nine.

Kisumu recording five cases today, it's known for the main food ugali and fish or chicken. Making up about 5.3 million people thus 16%of Kenya, these people have their cultural practices as other cultures have.

Their tradition to preserve the dead is laying the deceased in wet sand or charcoal as they place some dimes on the forehead wrapping the body with animal skins then place them in the reeds. People make sure the deceased ghost doesn't haunt them by moving the corpse from the funeral home to their home place to spend time with their family members.

The casket is made to remain open at this time. In addition, the corpse wearing a specific dress attire color is made to face a specific direction. Professional mourners are hired to weep loudly., burial may be done at night depending on the circumstance. A child's funeral is 3days after their death and for an adult, a week after.

Today in Hamisi constituency at kamulembe village ,a dead body is accompanied home by the funeral cargo vehicle and many motorcycles carriers according to their culture. It's said that the deceased will sleep outside its family compound as burial awaits tomorrow.

I believe that every culture has its own tradition and beliefs but they vary according to one's beliefs what's your thought??

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Abaluhya Hamisi Kenya Kenyan Kisumu


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