|Elgeyo Marakwet County|
|Homa Bay County|
|Taita Taveta County|
|Tana River County|
|Tharaka Nithi County|
|Uasin Gishu County|
|West Pokot County|
|Summary and Quick Quiz|
Mandera County is a county in the former North Eastern Province of Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Mandera. The county has a population of 1,025,756 (2009 census) and an area of 25,797.7 km².
It consists of 6 constituencies
The areas with a high population are:
Since many Somalis are nomads, back home they often ate a popular type of jerky called otka - preferably camel meat that is dried and then fried in butter and spices. Its preparation allowed the meat to be preserved for a long time, which made it ideal to take on long trips.
An outfit commonly worn by Somali men is a white cotton sheet wrapped around them as a skirt and another white piece used as a shawl. Most Somali women wear full-length dresses that come in a variety of styles.
Dhaanto is a style of traditional Somali music and folk dance it was sung during war mainly on horse backs to raise the spirits of the warriors.
The Somalis had traditional healers in every community responsible for the various health issues. They were widely respected in the community. They used three methods of healing:
They also used religious acts to heal.
Somali names have three parts. The first name is the given name, and is specific to an individual. The second name is the name of the child's father, and the third name is the name of the child's paternal grandfather. Thus siblings, both male and female, will share the same second and third names. Women, when they marry, do not change their names. By keeping the name of their father and grandfather, they are, in effect, maintaining their affiliation with their clan of birth.
When a boy reaches adolescence his arm (triceps) is struck forcefully by an older gelfie. The point of this painful initiation ceremony is to make the lads triceps bulge out, thus this shows his entrance into manhood.
Neeroosh celebrates the beginning of the solar year in Somalia and Somaliland. Somalis and Muslim use the solar calendar to make decisions about religious days and harvest times. The festival is known as the Festival of Fire where local people build huge bonfires, splash water on each other and dance to welcome the arrival of summer.
Somali songs are pentatonic. That is, they only use five pitches per octave in contrast to a heptatonic (seven note) scale such as the major scale.