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  • About the Akamba People

    About the Akamba People

    The Akamba people are part of the Central Bantu linguistic group found in Kangundo, Kibwezi, Kitui, Machakos, Makueni and Mwingi Districts in South Eastern Kenya. The area inhabited by the Akamba is called Ukamba. A large community of Akamba is also found in Mazeras near Mombasa and Kwale District of

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  • Traditional Akamba Blessings

    Traditional Akamba Blessings

    The following rite of blessing is found among the Akamba of Machakos from where the writer comes. Once a parent realizes that his or her life is coming to an end, he or she announces the intention to give a final blessing to all the siblings that is children, grandchildren,

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  • Overview of Kitui County

    Overview of Kitui County

    Kitui County is a county in the former Eastern Province of Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Kitui, although Mwingi is also another major urban centre. The county has a population of 1,012,709 (2009 census.[1] and an area of 24,385.1 km².[2] History The name Kitui means ‘a place where

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