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    Kikuyu Rituals

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    by oaths one must know the history of the people. The Kikuyu people believe they are descendents of Gikuyu and Mumbi, and created by Ngai, their god. Prior to British colonization, oath taking had always been a large part of Kikuyu tradition,“First warriorhood, followed by marriage, and then made eligible for the lowest grade of elder.” Kikuyu, only males, would then take an oath at every stage up the hierarchy scale to eldership. Every oath required a fee, this made the Kikuyu society fractured by wealth. Battle oaths were used to bind warriors together during battle, they also stopped with the British, “the Gikuyu and Maasai stopped raiding each other there was no need for battle oaths.” With European civilization emerging in parts of Kenya, Africans joined Christianity in hopes of learning the powers of the white people, “ When the white man came to Africa he had the Bible and the black man had the land. The White man said, ‘let us close our eyes to pray.’ And when they opened their eyes, the white man had the land and the black man was left with the Bible.” With Africans leaving their religion of their forefathers they forgot the power behind…

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    KENYA Kenya was named after Mount Kenya, which is the second highest mountain in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. Diving in Kenya is only available in Mombasa coastline along the Indian Ocean. Mombasa Airport is on the mainland, but the town of Mombasa is across a bridge on an island. The following diving locations are found along the Indian Ocean: Mwanyaza North Mwayanza North is located in Diani Beach, Mombasa County. It’s an exciting diving site of marine biology, this site is hard to find, but…

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    Deportation Case Study

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    On 9th June 2013, he was deported to Islamabad in Pakistan, his home country. On 23rd June 2013, he arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and sought to enter the country but was denied entry into Kenya. The Pakistani national alleged that he was arrested from his house without a warrant, then put on a plane and told to go to Islamabad, Pakistan; that at no time was he told the reasons for his removal from Kenya; he had never been served with a declaration by the Cabinet Secretary…

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    Drought In Kenya Essay

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    DROUGHT ADAPTATIONS IN KENYA INTRODUCTION The Lancet commission on Health and Climate change June 2015 list four direct effect of climate change; ’Increase heat stress, floods, drought and increased frequency of intense storms”( The Lancet, 2015). Who. int (2015) describes drought as a period in the climate cycle caused by lack of rainfall that result in lack of water that then leads to food shortages. The populations mostly affected by this climate induced disaster are; people of low social…

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    Civil War In Somalia

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    1. INTRODUCTION Sovereignty is the supreme authority and power that states have over their territories and what is within them. This paper will provide a brief history of the civil war in Somalia and will explain how it made many people flee to Kenya for security reasons. In international law, refugees have rights that require their host states to protect them. These rights are explained in both the international refugee law and the Kenyan refugee law. Although the Kenyan government is obliged…

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    Colonialism in Kenya turned out to be both bad and good. Kenya was a very secluded area of Africa. Many Europeans thought it to be uninhabited but in fact it was home to at least twenty seven different ethnic groups. But Europeans came and ignored this taking control of the territory as is new leaders. In the nineteenth Kenya was created by Europeans at the Berlin Conference. The Berlin Conference did not welcome any of the ethnic groups from that area. The Europeans ignored the original…

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    The Irua Research Paper

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    adult for these girls that get this procedure. The important it has on these women in the Mt. Kenya region is significant. These girls know that when this procedure comes, they are ready to be an adult. It’s a right-of-passage, every girl wants to be a woman. Supporters were very important in the Irua, because when you had them you had someone to go through the circumcision with you. You also had someone that maybe has gone through it before as well. How the circumcision goes is explained in…

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    Somali Refugees In Kenya

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    Samuel L. Aronson puts it in simple words in the journal “Somali Refugees in Kenya: Security Deficiencies and Public Health Concerns as a Result of Ineffective Policy” by stating that the Kenyan government was required to accept refugees due to the fact that it is a party to the 1951 Refugee Convention and Kenya also ratified the 1969 OAU Convention planning to refugees. (Aronson, 2011) it is clear to see how Kenya expatriating Somali refugees back to Somalia would be in some way or another…

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    Kenya Misconceptions

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    "If I was to travel to Kenya, I would have to be armed to teeth. It's one of the most dangerous countries, I hear." Jean Claude Maria from France says. "Do you have smartphones?" Samantha Woods from Seattle, US inquires. Most people who have never been to Africa believe its not far from what they saw on Lion King, God's Must Be Crazy, and Coming to America. But of all the misconceptions, these are most common regarding Kenya: The Maasai from Kenya are Cave Men That they light fire by rubbing…

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    Julius W. Karangi is one of the highly regarded Kenyan general officer cadre who in November 2003, transitioned from an operational role within the Kenyan Military into a senior leadership position, the rank of Major General. As a result of his ability to impress his seniors in the daily decision-making process, that enhanced Kenya Defense Force’s (KDF) efficacy and competence, he rose up in rank to Lieutenant General. In addition, his personal dimensions eventually saw him further get promoted…

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