|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 was formed in 2010 as a result of a merger of Kilifi District and Malindi District.
- Its capital is Kilifi and its largest town is Malindi.
- The county is located north and northeast of Mombasa.
- Kilifi has fewer tourists than Mombasa County, but there are some tourists beaches in Kikambala, Watamu, Malindi and Kilifi.
The county has seven constituencies
Hando is a popular traditional skirt worn by Mijikenda women. Traditionally it was worn as a knee length skirt, especially in the public to show respect by not exposing body parts that were regarded as private. The Hando was made from cotton fabric in the following process:- Pull threads along the grains of fabric in one direction to fray the fabric. It is then soaked in water and while wet, beaten against a tough surface, mostly stone or wood and sometimes in a mortar & pestle to soften the thread strands. The tangled threads are then combed through to straighten using a wide toothed wooden comb (mkowa).
Naming of the child in Mijikenda is done in two, three ways;
Circumcision was a big celebration just like weddings or Edd celebrations in or communities. Children boys from seven or more families within the family or the neighbourhood are identified, the family then puts the heads together to organize for the celebration and the date. Each family will then contribute animals to be slaughtered or grains e.g. rice for the big day.
This was a special occasion marked with song feast and dance. This was to say thank you to the ancestors. They believe anyone who worked deserved a portion of the harvest. The event lasted a whole day
Music was used to celebrate important occasions like harvest, birth or marriage. They dressed themselves with dry animals skin. While performing a dance. Songs were also used to educate the young and motivate warriors while going to war.
Their most important cash crop is the coconut palm, whose products include oil extracts and palm wine. Its fronds are also used for roofing and as material for making baskets, mats, brooms and other weaved products.
Other important cash crops include cashew nuts, oranges and mangoes. Where favorable weather conditions allow, some Mijikenda people also grow annual crops such as maize, sorghum, millet, and beans.