The Luo are ethnically and linguistically related Nilotic ethnic groups in Africa that inhabit an area starting from South Sudan and Ethiopia, through Northern Uganda and eastern Congo (DRC), into western Kenya, and the Mara Region of Tanzania. Their Luo languages belong to the Nilotic group and as such form part of the larger Eastern Sudanic family.
Kenya is a culturally diverse country with over 47 communities. These communities share a lot of values and beliefs ranging from religious beliefs to cultural practices. As much as the Kenyan communities share a lot in common, there are some behaviors and characters that are normally associated with one community to the other.
Barely a week after presiding over the fruitful Muranga meeting that bright together political leaders and businessmen from the Mount Kenya region, the Orange Democratic Movement party leader Hon Raila Amollo Odinga and his handshake Partner president Uhuru Kenyatta are again getting ready for another big cultural event that is aimed at ending the long term political rivalry between Luos and Kikuyus ahead of the 2022 general election.
Love is a strong feeling that you may have towards your wife, husband, friends and family. Actually it is a beautiful thing because you will have someone to help you in case there is a problem which you cannot solve on your own. However, it is advisable that you choose and settle with one person so as to avoid internal conflicts that are happening in most homesteads.
Earlier today morning, a picture of a student who was pictured beside a chopper reporting for form one has rocked the internet and sparked reactions. The student was to be admitted at Maranda Boys School in Siaya.Initially people thought it was just a parent that had taken his son for admission in a chopper and wondered who the rich parent was.Some also likened it to the "Ujaluo Ni Gharama" term that is common with the Luos who love to live large.However another photo has now surfaced online of former prime
Ahmednasir Abdullahi has always been on the headlines. The outspoken lawyer has always shown openly his desire in politics. He is a die hard supporter of the Ruling Jubilee Coalition. Politics in Kenya since Independence has always been controlled largely I will say by ethnicity. Regional or rather tribalism has always dominated politics especially during elections.
Photo: Opposition Leader Raila Odinga having light moments in a previous Luo Festival The government through the ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, state department for Interior and Citizen services has indefinitely suspended the Luo Festival until further notice. The event which as to take place on Saturday the 28th of August 2021 has been called off by organisers after the department of Interior considered it unsafe due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic.
Nairobi County women representative Esther Passaris who defected from the United Democratic Alliance for Orange Democratic Movement had urged politicians to join the party to experience Luo love which she claims to be the real love. Talking during a ceremony where the defectors who had recently joined the party were being received back by the party leader Raila Odinga, Passaris claimed that Luos are experts in the field of love and romance and that is the reason why Kikuyu ladies fall for them.
“It’s Easy to Demonize Raila Because He’s a Luo” What Herman Said About Raila’s ‘Poison’ in Mt Kenya
ODM leader Raila Odinga has in the past found it hard to build his support base in Mt Kenya as his political opponents have branded him an enemy of the region. Political analyst Herman Manyora claimed it has been easy to turn Mt Kenya region against Raila because the past presidential elections have been primarily a Kikuyu-Luo competition.
The past few days have seen a great increase in the in political activities especially in the ODM camp as the ODM party leader criss-cross the country in the bid to popularise his 2022 political ideals. Just a couple of days after Raila took Nakuru Town by a storm, the ODM leader headed to Mombasa to meet the President and the One Kenya Alliance Brigade and on Thursday landed in at Sikri in Homa-Bay County to meet the ODM regional leaders.
Luo, Kikuyu Unity Grows Stronger as Details of Raila's Nyeri Meeting Leaks, Leaders Present Revealed
The political unity between Luos a d the Kikuyu's has reportedly grown stronger as sources leaks details of another high profile meeting the Orange Democratic Movement party leader Hon Raila Amollo Odinga is set to hold with Mt Kenya region leaders in Nyeri This as the names of leaders expect to grace the meeting revealed.
The song MY JABER by H_ART THE BAND has been everyone's favorite. It is practically stuck on everyone's lips and mind from the little kids all the way to the aged. The song is even a plus to those in a relationship for it is a love song.
October 25, 1969 is described by many as a turning point for the political landscape of Kenya when Founding President Jomo Kenyatta and then opposition leader Jaramogi Oginga Odinga became absolute political enemies to the death. It was three months after the assassination of Tom Mboya, the most accomplished Kenyan politician of the time, who was apparently a "threat" to the leadership of President Kenyatta.
Luos are known for a lavish lifestyle and when it comes to events they perfectly make themselves happy. Every year,they have been celebrating the Luo festival to bring them together to celebrate their culture and lifestyle.They sing their Luo songs,traditional food and bring all the Luos in Kenya for this event.
KANU secretary general Hon Nick Salat has hinted through his official Facebook page alleging that, for sometime now he has been listening to the second in command of the republic of Kenya William Ruto. He has noticed that deputy president William Ruto is a very bitter man, therefore, he should soul search himself and calm down and stop panicking about the 2022 presidential election.
Just 24 hours after the former prime minister Raila Odinga,revealed that he has seen an entry point to the mountain region, Moses Kuria has hitted back.Kuria says that,the Kikuyu's are asking whether they can be friends with Raila Odinga without voting for him as the president.Kuria adds that,there are other forms of maintaining coexistence between the Luos and Kikuyus without the conditions of voting for Raila.
In the pre-colonial period, the Luo Community of the River-Lake Nilotes had a different form of practicing their passage from childhood to adulthood. This entailed the removal of the six lower teeth. The bearing of the pain was a heroic show that resulted to one being regarded as an adult.
On Sunday, August 22, the notorious lawyer, who is spending his fourth year of deportation in Canada, slammed Deputy President William Ruto for allegedly equating Raila's behavior with the whole Luo population. Miguna Miguna, a five-star revolutionary general recognized for standing out for the rights of all oppressed Kenyans, has chastised Ruto and his backers for assuming that talking about Raila means talking about the Luos.
Barely a week after presiding over the fruitful Muranga meeting that brought together political leaders including businessmen from the Mount Kenya region, the ODM party leader Hon Raila Odinga and his handshake Partner president Uhuru Kenyatta are again getting ready for another big cultural event that is aimed at ending the long term political rivalry among the Luos and Kikuyus ahead of the 2022 general election.
Culture is one of the fabric that holds several communities together in most African Communities. In Kenya, culture defines what happens in every community, however there are those cultures that holds a Common tribe together and reminds them of their forefathers. Among those communities that are still held by the fabric if culture in Kenya is the Luo, Luhya, Kikuyi, Maasai and Meru.