Agikuyu is undoubtedly the largest community in our country Kenya. For this reason, members of this community are spread out in different parts of Kenya and East Africa region at large. Interestingly, Kikuyus have representation at the community level in every part they reside. In Rift Valley, the community is well represented and they have a number of leaders who make decisions on behalf of the millions of Kikuyus living here.
Let us focus on the Agikuyu people. Here are some very interesting facts about them:- Kenya's Largest Ethnic Group The Kenyan 2019 census which was conducted found that the Agikuyu people makes at least 17% of the total population and this makes them to be the largest tribe in Kenya.
Purity Wangui Ngirici, women representative for kirinyaga county, has caused a stir online after she disclosed that UDA party or rather the hustler movement, belongs to the Agikuyu community. She has also said that it is illogical for people to say that the Agikuyu will have to form their own political party.
The general elections will be held in August this year. Musalia Mudavadi has not made up his mind yet on his political future. Close associates have been hovering around the deputy president William Ruto. This maybe an indication on his next move. The major option is joining Ruto and become his running mate.
Since the memorial, Agikuyu belied that Mugumo (fig) tree is sacred hence treated with care and respect. The Agikuyu community believes that the spirits of their ancestors dwell in mugumo trees. And the Agikuyu elders ( Athuri a’kiama) use it as a shrine to hold prayers and sacrifices there.
In Kabocha, Nyathona, Kiambu county, a Mugumo Tree caught fire from the top burning downwards, with it's leaves remaining unburnt even after it burning for three hours. Mugumo Tree is a sacred tree for the Agikuyu People. It was used as a place of worship.
In this world, mysteries will never end. Residents of Ngoci, Githunguri sub-county, Kiambu county, watch as a 100-year-old Mugumo tree burns from top to bottom naturally without any human intervention. The tree caught fire strangely, according to several reports, converting the sacred tree among the Agikuyu into ashes.
According to 2019 national cencus,Kikuyu community constitute the largest numbers in the country Interms of numbers. However,Professor Wanjala S Nasongo,prolific scholar at Rhodes College appear not to read from the same script. He has suggested that the dorminant community in the country interms of numbers was not Kikuyu but the Luhya community.
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Residents of Githunguri Constituency in Kiambu county were left in confusion after their sacred Mugumo tree that was used by elders to pray burst into flames. According to eyewitnesses, the tree started burning from the top downwards, but neither the crops nor animals nearby were affected. "When God is tired of something, He is the only person who kills it.
The Kenyan election period is just within the corner and according to the Constitution the election should be on the second week of August of the fifth year meaning technically elections will be next year August on a date that will be confirmed by the Independent Election and Boundaries Commission,(IEBC) headed by Wafula Chebukati.
Decades ago, long before mortuaries were built in the country, some communities like the Agikuyu people didn't bury their loved ones in an orderly manner as it is done today. When a person neared their death, they were taken into the bushes away from the homestead where they would await their death.
Martha Karua is a seasoned politician in the country. She is one of the few women leaders who are capable of leading this country to prosperity. Currently she is being fronted to be the spokesperson of Mount Kenya region. News have it that she is being secretly considered as a possible running mate for Raila Odinga.
In today's Mashujaa Day Celebrations that were held in Kirinyaga County, the first prayers were done nby the Agikuyu Traditional elders. They elsders were dressed in the brown cultural attire. In their prayers they kept uttering the phrase, "Thai Thathaiya Ngai Thai," after every petition.
When it comes to marriages in Kenya, different tribes do it differently over the years and things have never changed for decades. The different marriage traditions enable the newly Weds to live happily together without any problems which is important in keeping with what marriage is about. These wedding traditions are imperative in getting the new in laws to know each other and to accept that their children are starting life together.
I'm furious with the Mathira MP for using foul language to criticize his fellow man in front of children, women, and the elderly. Those are not remarks that should be used by a guy of his age. "The Agikuyu community may forget, but it will never forgive him," Kiengei, an ordained preacher, added.
Road construction has been delayed after contractor involved village elders before cutting down a popular tree. According to the beliefs held by the Agikuyu community it is that, the Mogumo tree is divine and sacred. They believe that the tree should not be cut down before the intervention of the gods.
ODM leader Raila Odinga on Saturday continued his campaign to seek support from Mount Kenya to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta 2022. Mr Raila on Friday visited Nyeri County, where he met with some leaders, old and young. In addition, the opposition leader appeared to be heroically greeted along with his wife, Ms Ida Odinga and elders from the Lake who accompanied him.
Agikuyu Community living in Uasin Gishu now has a news spokesperson. Kinyanjui was Kamau was install as the new spokesperson replacing the deceased Kamunu wa Kabari who died after a long Ilness. Speaking after he was installed Kamau thanked the elders for believing in his leadership. "I want to thank the elders for believing in my leadership and I promise thta I will work around that clock to ensure that Agikuyu community living in Uasin Gishu speak in one voice," said the incoming Agikuyu spokesperson while speaking to the press.
The ODM party leader has received a boost in his presidential ambitions after Tharaka Nithi governor ditched Tanga Tanga and joined Raila Odinga. The governor who leads an area with over 700 thousand votes will be key in the presidential campaigns. These are the votes that made Uhuru Kenyatta win in the last general elections.