Traditionally, the Kikuyu would wear a piece of clothing called shukas. These are large square pieces of cloth done in red and blue. These they would fling over their bodies and tie around the neck or over the shoulder. Kikuyu people wear different clothing and attire for different occasions and festivals.
One of the most well-known in Kenya and around the world tribes called Masai people has its traditional clothing. This dress is also considered to be the national attire of Kenya. The Masaiare dress consists of usually red kanga and a lot of bright decorations: necklaces, bracelets, and bead headdresses.
Today, their main economic activities are trade, agriculture and livestock keeping. They grow many crops including potatoes, bananas, millet, maize, beans and vegetables. Other common cash crops grown include tea, coffee and rice.
Kikuyu made sacrifices on great occasions, such as the rites of passage, planting time, before crops ripened, at the harvest of the first fruits, at the ceremony of purifying a village after an epidemic, and most of all when the rains failed or delayed.
These nine tribes are the Anjirũ, Agacikũ, Ambũi, Angũi aka Aithiegeni, Angechi aka Aithĩrandũ, Aacera, Ambura aka Aakĩũrũ aka Eethaga, Airimũ aka Agathiigia, Angarĩ aka Aithekahuno and Aicakamũyũ and all clans and families emanate from them perpetually, through patriarchy.
The things you should not wear in Kenya are:
Top style tips for Kenya We suggest keeping to light, neutral colours, but not white – it will get dirty and dusty very quickly. Avoid blue or black clothing – the tsetse flies are drawn to these colours, and their bite can give you African Sleeping Sickness.
In sickness, in poverty and tribulations, a Kikuyu woman will always stand by you. She will support you achieve your dreams, be the best wife and mother to your children and ensure you are well taken care of. Forget about the stereotype of Kikuyu women and their love for money.
A man first proposes to a lady and after she agrees to be married, a series of events follow. The groom approaches his parents/guardians and informs them of his intention of marrying. The parents then enquire about the lady’s background, e.g. clan from which she comes from, her community etc.
beyond the rivers of Ethiopia” (Zephaniah 3:10). The root word of the name of the tribe, Gikuyu, is the same as for the native Sycamore fig referred to in the Biblical account of the invasion and exile of the Northern Kingdom of Israel by the Assyrians.
The Kikuyu believes in one God, Ngai, the Creator and giver of all things.
Meaning & History Means “she who shapes” in Kikuyu. In Kikuyu mythology Mumbi was the wife of Gikuyu and the mother of his nine daughters.
In the course of their migration, the Kisii are believed to have interacted with, and borrowed cultural aspects from, the Maasai, Kuria, Luo and Kipsigis. The Kisii believed in a supreme God called Engoro, who created the universe and all natural forces.
The Akamba believe in a monotheistic, invisible and transcendental God, Ngai or Mulungu, who lives in the sky (yayayani or ituni). Another venerable name for God is Asa, or the Father. He is also known as Ngai Mumbi (God the Creator) na Mwatuangi (God the finger-divider).