1. Rats The Mijikenda's of Kenya take rodents as food. According to "Allafrica", a Giriama folklore believed that mice is very addictive and that once you taste it, you will always be thinking about it. 2. Monkey The Tiriki community in Western Kenya eat the monkeys not only for filling their stomachs but also for medical purposes like curing importance and helping ease back ache.
The deputy president, William Ruto, joined christians of Kilifi South in the burial ceremony of two brothers. Bishop George Chipa of PEFA church and Adams Chipa were being laid to rest today, Saturday 17, at their ancestral home in Chonyi. "Bishop Dr George Mwangome Chipa was a true faith leader whose sermons were authentic, targeted, rich and thought-provoking.
A credible source, Mpasho has taken to their Facebook page to report that a survey carried out by Kenya Bureau of Statistics on the mental health of Kenyans has indicated that one in every four Kikuyu is stressed. According to Mpasho, the most stressed people are Kikuyu followed by Kisii, Kalenjin, Luhya, Kamba, Meru, Maasai and Mijikenda.
The British people took advantage of ethnicity to decide and rule kenyans. For example by manipulating their linguistics and cultural identities in sports like football. Soccer was easier to introduce via colonial administrators and missionaries, majority of whom were as well teachers. Because of the easy rules of football, Africans accepted it wholeheartedly, not knowing it was part of the colonial plan to devide them.
(Photo| Courtsey) Kenya has 42 tribes with different language and cultures. Kikuyu Is the largest tribe in Kenya followed by Luhyas. All of these tribes in Kenya have their own believes and taboos and if you go against them there will be serious consequences. Also, these tribes have different ways of showing love and affection to their loved ones.
Arabuko Sokoke forest is the largest remaining part of indigenous coastal forest that once covered Somalia coastline, through Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique. The research found out that Arabuko Sokoke forest is a home to 300 species of butterfly out of 800 species found in Kenya. In the past years the forest was faced with the risk of losing it habitat to illegal logging and hunting.
Banda Charo Mwagezi, a 77-year-old father of six from the Baricho village in Magarini, Kilifi County has escaped death twice at the hands of his family members. In 2018 his house was set on fire in the middle of the night as he slept. “I managed to get out of the house on time but failed to escape the hands of my family members baying for my blood,” he said emotionally.
In Africa, there quite a number communities where polygamy is accepted. In the Bukusu, luo, kikuyu, Mijikenda as well as several cushitic tribes. This is accepted as long as the man is able to provide for all wives comfortably. Here are some reasons you too would need a second wife if you come from a culture where this is accepted.
Sleuths officers in Kilifi investigating an incident where a body of a woman was exhumed and disappeared have to a breakthrough after they found the coffin and the body dumped in a thicket. The body of Fatma Mwero has been found abandoned few kilometers from where it has been buried.
Voi based Entertainment label Le bar art Entertainment has announced a new music release featuring Nadi who is signed to the label tittled 'Sasa Vivi' which translates to not so long in the Chonyi/Mijikenda native language. Le bar Art Entertainment is home to Nadi and SUBIRI Jay which also premeired his Latest four track EP tittled 'Life Like This' among a rooster of other talented gospel artists ,who all hail from the expansive Taita Taveta county.and are managed by the Labels Ceo and humanitarian champion Pastor Robert Mwangala .
A man in Kilifi has said he will bury a banana trunk in his wife's grave after her remains disappeared from the burial site on the night of Monday, June. Daniel Chiro, former police said his family had decided to follow the Mijikenda tradition and bury the trunk within the place of the missing body because they wanted to heal from the Monday night occurrence.
A Mijikenda cultural ritual will be performed at the open grave of Fatma Mwero, whose body vanished on Monday night. Image: Courtesy "The cultural ceremony will be done followed by buying of a banana trunk in the grave,"said the lady's husband, former police officer Daniel Chiro.
Deputy President Dr William Ruto speaking in a past interview [PHOTO COUTERSY] Deputy President Dr William Ruto, has been dealt another huge blow in his 2022 presidential bid as a Senior Counsel from Rift Valley region Donald Kipkorir, has spilled beans about the dirty politics game that was played by United Republican Party (URP) in 2013 to 2018 before being rebranded to United Democratic Alliance (UDA).
It was prompt and color as the annual Mekatilili Wa Menza Festival to commemorate the heroine who led the Mijikenda to fight against the British colonialists kicked off in Malindi. This year the organizers from Malindi District Cultural Association says that the celebrations will be different as they will not go to Shakahola where where Mekatilili attacked the colonialists and became the champion due to Covid-19 pandemic.
According to the Standards Digital news, a police officer Wife's body disappears from the grave after burial day. This was reported from kilifi county. Police officers reports that as he was going towards the grave,he saw an open grave with no coffin. According to Mijikenda community, for such an incident, they must perform a ritual at the open grave of the late Fatma Mwero.
The Mijikenda-Kaya elders have caused drama along the busy Malindi-Mombasa Highway at Kizingo area by blocking the road. The area is considered among the hotspot areas which are prone to occurrence of road accidents. File photo of a section of Mijikenda Elders According to Star Newspaper journalist, Oliver Mathenge, the Mijikenda-Kaya elders blocked the road for cleansing after 15 people died and several sustainable serious injuries in grisly road accident which occured on April 8, 2021.
Flamboyant City lawyer Donald Kipkorir has caused a stir online after making strong allegations about political leaders from the Kikuyu Nation over their utterances targeted at former Prime minister and Orange Democratic Movement party leader Raila Odinga online. Penning his thoughts in a post on his Twitter page on Monday evening, Kipkorir claimed that when politicians from the Kikuyu nation run broke or know of on going corruption investigations, they abuse the former prime minister so as to receive weekly per diem and play victim.
An ancient Mijikenda ritual of burying banana trunk will be performed at the open grave of Fatma Mwero, whose body disappeared on Monday night from the grave at Maburikani village. We will use a banana trunk in the grave, said the woman's widower Daniel Chiro. Chiro confirmed a priest will hold prayers in his house ahead of the burial ceremony.
Vera Sidika the renowned Kenyan socialite who's believed to be a business woman as well. The Kenyan from the Mijikenda community in the coast region has been under so many dramas and gossips associated with celebrities and locals. She was once associated with Otile Brown a bongo flava Kenyan singer whom they dated for months and then broke up.
A family in Kilifi is in pain and agony after the body of their kin who was buried mysteriously vanished from its grave. As per traditions, the family is set to perform an ancient Mijikenda ritual which will be performed at the open grave of the late Fatma Mwero, whose body disappeared.