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Gikuyu marriage

George W. Mathu

Gikuyu marriage

beliefs and practices

by George W. Mathu

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Published by University of Nairobi, Institute of African Studies in [Nairobi] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Kenya.
    • Subjects:
    • Kikuyu tribe -- Social life and customs.,
    • Marriage -- Kenya.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 22.

      Statementby George W. Mathu.
      SeriesDiscussion paper - University of Nairobi, Institute of African Studies ; no. 17
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDT433.542 .M37
      The Physical Object
      Pagination22, [4] p. ;
      Number of Pages22
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4761384M
      LC Control Number78108260

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      Facing Mount Kenya, first published in , is an anthropological study of the people of the Kikuyu ethnicity of central was written by native Kikuyu and future Kenyan president Jomo ta writes in this text, "The cultural and historical traditions of the Gikuyu people have been verbally handed down from generation to generation. Factors influencing Gikuyu women to enter into a woman-woman marriage; Woman-woman marriage as a flexible option for women to pursue social, economic, political and personal interest; Critique on the concept of `female husband.' The changing value of children among the Kikuyu of .

      Kikuyu Marriage. Customarily, men from the Kikuyuland had the freedom to marry more than one wife based on the size of their wealth and also ability to support a big family. Today, like in the past, paying bride price or dowry is very important among these people. Putting the Holy book online has made it easy for anybody to carry the Kikuyu.   (b. Gatundu, Kenya, c. ; d. 22 Aug. ) Kenyan; Prime Minister – 4, President – 78 A member of the Kikuyu ethnic group in central Kenya, his original name was Kamau wa Ngengi and Kenyatta was a nickname. He received some mission education, and was active in Nairobi politics from , becoming General Secretary of the first Kenyan African political organization, the Kikuyu.


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Gikuyu Marriage (simplified) by Amos K. Kiriro. ISBN: SKU: This is a simplified and contextualised booklet on the dowry process among the Agikuyu. The account of marriage is best given in the words of one of our Kikuyu servants, who was in the happy position of having recently completed the payment for his bride.

It is, I think, of sufficient interest to warrant transcribing at length. The coming together of a Gīkūyū man and a woman in marriage is not a union of merely two people but two families.

By families it is meant the extended family or Mbarī is still a very big affair. The Gikūyū are organized into ten clans, Kenda Mūiyūru, each clan with very many Mbarī, and the Mbarī into Nyūmba or family proper, The Nyūmba into several Ithaku or step.

This is the last ceremony of the kikuyu dowry. It is normally done by those couples who are already married though in rare case the groom might decide to visit the brides home and give it before the wedding takes place.

The husband after staying with the wife for sometime and may be after the wife. - - History - pages A brief account of Kikuyu marriage customs as they were practised in the days before the coming of the white man must next be given.

?isbn= Whether a marriage contracted between two people in a church under statutory law can be dissolved under Kikuyu customary law by a third party.

Firstly, the Kikuyu community is one of the largest tribes in Kenya. They occupy the central part of Kenya in Central Province. Like most Gikuyu marriage book not all Kenyan communities, Kikuyu traditional marriage dowry payment always precedes the wedding ceremony. And in the olden days, livestock was paid as bride price.

The Kikuyu tribe is the largest ethnic group in Kenya, making up about 22% of the country’s total population. Kikuyu culture is one of Kenya’s most documented cultures, with lots of facts illustrated in books and movies.

It should be noted that Kikuyu traditional wedding customs, could be slightly different for some family to family. His marriage broke up as her fiancé’s "Kikuyu parents could not allow them and even quoted the scriptures of how the gentiles and the circumcised cannot stay together," recalls Wambui, then an.

An Account of Kikuyu Betrothal and Marriage Ap Traditional Kikuyu Betrothal and Marriage A girl’s betrothal is entirely her own affair. The leading wife. THE KIKUYU CUSTOMS ON MARRIAGE PROPOSAL When a young man felt that he was ready for a marriage, he would go to his father’s hut (thingira) and would tell him that he was ready for marriage and would mention the names of the girls he was interested in.

For anyone marrying a Kikuyu girl, the following must be observed: Meeting the girl’s family to propose (with a cash gift) Planting a beacon (with a cash gift) Eventually pay a dowry as demanded.

Special note 4. Making friends with her family shows your commitment to make the marriage. You can write a book review and share your experiences. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read.

Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. The kikuyu man is referred to as "Muthuri" (meaning someone who can choose or discern evil from good) and the kikuyu woman is Mutumia (meaning someone who retains family secrets and practice) among the kikuyu marriage rendered a man an elder, a dowry was a must pay to the family of the bride.

In Kikuyu The Culture. Author note. The Christian marriage ceremony of the Kikuyu. The previous Kikuyu wedding culture was entitled to a ceremony named as Ngurario is now replaced. Christian marriage ceremony is common now among the Kikuyu people. But in some cases, they might still prefer to go for the Ngurario ceremony before or after the actual marriage ceremonies are over or.

Graphic Representation of the "TEN" Clans of the Gikuyu According to the mythology of the Gikuyu, the first parents Gikuyu and Mumbi after arriving at Mukurwe wa Nyagathanga begat "nine" daughters who were the subsequently the mothers of the "nine" Kikuyu clans that bear their name.

This is what Father Cagnolo writing in his book. Based on interviews in central Kenya with Gikuyu 1 women involved in “woman-woman marriages,” this study critiques the extant literature, focusing on two key issues. Most authors have perceived narrow conditions and functionalist purposes for explaining woman-woman marriages.

This item: Modern Gikuyu: A concise introduction to the Kikuyu language (kasahorow English Gikuyu) by kasahorow Paperback $ Ships from and sold by FREE Shipping on orders over $Reviews: 2.

The Kikuyu (also Agĩkũyũ/Gĩkũyũ) are a Bantu ethnic group inhabiting Central a population of 8, as ofthey account for % of the total population of Kenya making them the largest ethnic group in Kenya. The term Kikuyu is derived from the Swahili form of the word Gĩkũyũ. Gĩkũyũ means "large sycamore (mũkũyũ) tree".".

Hence Agĩkũyũ in the Kikuyu. books — 42 voters Quotes Tagged “Kikuyu” “Why the Kikuyu, who personally have so little fear of death, should be so terrified to touch a corpse, while the white people, who are afraid to die, handle the dead easily, I do not know.

1 day ago  Kikuyu or Gikuyu (Gikuyu: Gĩkũyũ) is a language of the Bantu family spoken primarily by the Kikuyu people (Agĩkũyũ) of Kenya. Also Popular baby names complete with. Thoughts on healthy natural living in the Kikuyu tradition Each year the health of the average American reaches new lows.

Kikuyu Culture is part of Kenya and Africa Culture. When Gikuyu daughters attained marriage age, there were no suitors to marry off his daughters to. Gikuyu knew it was only Ngai who could provide men to marry his daughters.

Being a man of Ngai, he knew how to approach Ngai and how to offer effective prayers.Marriage System and The Gikuyu System of Government Summary and Analysis In "Marriage System", Kenyatta explains that families are important to extend the life of the clan.

The marriage document binds the individuals and their kin. Men and women are allowed to choose their own mates.Kikuyu - Kinship, Marriage, and Family The nuclear family, which consists of a husband and wife, or wives, and children, is the basic social unit of Kikuyu society.

As children grow up and form their own families, a subclan (mbari) is formed. Each mbari contains a hundred to a thousand families, and each member of an mbari knows from which.