|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 central region of Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Nyeri.
It has a population of 661,156 and an area of 3,356 km².
The county has six constituencies namely:
Importance of vegetation
Language groups found.
Areas of high population density.
Areas of low population density.
Songs and dances
Traditional medical practices
In the Kikuyu naming is done after the child’s grandparents. The father’s parents first then the mother’s parents. After that the parent’s siblings can be named starting with the oldest depending on how many children are born. The father’s side is always given priority.
Circumcision for the boys is compulsory, but the girls is voluntary. However the traditional view is that all boys and girls have to be circumcised. Boys are trained by their fathers while girls are trained by their mothers and grandmothers. Normally, at age 15. This is the age when they pass from childhood to adulthood. Circumcision is normally done in open air in the field.
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.
Music and dance, along with storytelling, were all emphasized in the past. Dancing by men and women was mandatory at initiation ceremonies. weddings and other public events. People of all ages enjoyed dancing
Main cash crops and food crops grown
Areas where the cash crops are grown
Types of livestock kept
Areas where fishing is practiced
Types of wildlife
The game parks and reserves
The major tourist attractions
Traditional industries and the products
The major trading centres
Is Located on the Nairobi - Nyeri Road, about 20km from Nyeri town, Karatina is known for its large vegetable and food market.
It is an agricultural town with coffee and tea as the main cash crops grown in the farms.