|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|
It is located in the former Rift Valley Province. Its capital and largest town is Iten. It borders the counties of West Pokot to the north, Baringo County to the east, southeast and south, Uasin Gishu to the southwest and west, and Trans Nzoia to the northwest.
Like all Highland Nilotes, they ate animal products like meat, milk and blood from their sheep, goat and cattle. They also ate grains.
They wore animal skins. Men covered their waist and had a hat. Women covered their waist and chest. Cattle and sheep provided the skins for dressing.
Their traditional music lay put much emphasis on the use of vocal resources. Although pure instrumental music is performed, it is exception rather than the rule, for the people prefer to sing. They sing while they work and they sing for joy.
They had healers who gathered herbs for healing the sick.
The following factors were considered
Naming according to time of birth, naming according to events, naming according to ancestors, naming according to place of birth, naming according to seasons, naming according to the situation of
birth, naming according to the character, naming according to body posture, naming after heroes and heroines, naming According to time of Birth.
Giving birth to a child is called Tumet. The expectant mother is called Tamonet/chi nyigis and after giving birth is called saloita (ne kochuut go). In naming boys or male child, the prefix Kip starts and then time or event apart of Cheruiyot. For girls or females Chep starts followed by time, in Nandi Chep sometimes is replaced
with Jep probably based on pronunciation.
After male youths were circumcised, they were secluded for lengthy periods during which they were instructed in the skills necessary for adulthood. Afterward, they would begin a phase of warriors during which they acted as the military force of the tribe. Elders provided guidance and wisdom. Today, age-sets have lost their military function, but still provide bonds between men of the same set. Female age-sets have lost much of their importance.
This was followed with danced and singing to give thanks for the good harvest.
Music and dance was performed specifically for entertainment, as a recreational activity or performed whenever required.
Major of forests