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|Summary and Quick Quiz|
Kisumu County is a county in Nyanza province one of the new developed counties in the country.
Its borders follow those of the original Kisumu District. Its headquarters is Kisumu town.
Its population is 968,909 according to the 2009 National Census. The land area of Kisumu County totals 2085.9 km².
Its neighbours are Siaya County to the West Vihiga County to the North, Nandi County to the North East and Kericho County to the East. Its neighbor to the South is Nyamira County and Homa Bay County is to the South West. The county has a shoreline on Lake Victoria, occupying northern, western and a part of the southern shores of the Winam Gulf.
The luo called it "Kisumo" meaning "a place to look for food”.
It consist of seven constituencies
Kisumu County is relatively densely populated as compared to other counties in Kenya. The Luo make up the majority of the people, it is the third largest tribe in Kenya. Other minority tribes include the Indians who came during the construction of the railways and formed a community in Kisumu. Another tribe is the Luhya who are the smallest group and mainly came in for trade.
The dominant language is Dholuo.
This was done a few days after birth, by the parents of the child. Luos were naming their children after their dead relatives, the time and the season the child was born, and if a mother conceived without seeing her periods. Children born at a certain time were named after that time, i.e. Otieno/Atieno, these are children born at night, Okoth/Akoth born during rainy season, Okumu/Akumu born without the mother seeing her periods. Naming children after the dead relatives has now stopped, but they still name them after the seasons, time of birth and the living relatives
Luo people are among the few Kenyan tribes that do not traditionally circumcise their males as an initiation to manhood. Instead, in Luo traditions, initiation involves the removal of six teeth from the lower jaw.
After harvesting it was the first wife and the husband who had to be the first to eat the newly harvested crops. Where a man had only one wife as opposed to being polygamous, then everything was done with just his sole wife.
Ohangla is a traditional dance among the Luo community. It was used to celebrate weddings and also in funeral ceremony as part of Tero Buru. Ohangla consists of more than 8 drums hit by a stick and a cylindrical shoulder slung drum played normally to the accompaniment of flute, Nyatiti or Kinanda.
Folk songs and folk tales were told in the evening. They had moral lessons and also told the history of the community to the community young boys and girls.
The major forests
The main tourist attractions in Kisumu are