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|Summary and Quick Quiz|
Kisii County is one of the forty seven counties of Kenya. It shares common borders with Nyamira County to the North East, Narok County to the South and Homabay and Migori Counties to the West.
The County lies between latitude 00 30’ and 100 South and longitude 340 38’ and 350 East.
It covers an area of 1,302km2, a population of 1,152,282 people as per the 2009 census.
It consist of 8 constituencies
It was common to name a child after a deceased person from the father's clan for the first name, and one from the mother's clan for the second name. Children may also be named for a recent event, such as the weather at the time of the child's birth. Some common names refer to the time of migrations. For example, the woman's name Kwamboka means "crossing a river."
Circumcision of boys at around age of 10 as a rite of passage without anesthesia is common among the kisii. This ritual takes place annually in the months of November and December followed by a period of seclusion during which the boys are led in different activities by older boys, and is a great time of celebration indeed for families and communities at large.
It was done before circumcision. Songs and dances were practiced to mark a successful harvest.
The kisii play a large bass lyre called Obokano.
Dance and folks dances were performed after harvest or during naming of a child and also during evenings to educate the young on community morals.