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|Summary and Quick Quiz|
It is in the former central province. Its capital and largest town is Murang’a which was called Fort Hall in colonial times.
It is considered home of the Gikuyu and has a population of 942,581 according to2009 census.
Over the years, Murang’a has become a site for placement of Peace Corps volunteers. Murang’a County borders Nyandarua to the west, Embu to the east, Nyeri to the north, Kiambu to the south and Machakos and Kirinyaga counties to the southeast and the northeast respectively.
Majority of the residents of this county belong to the mainstream Christian denominations including catholic and Protestants.
It consist of 7 constituencies
Murang'a is also the source of many big rivers:
The dominant language group in the area is the Gikuyu
Other communities including Kamba, Meru, Embu, Luhya and Indians who are primarily involved in running small to medium-size trade businesses in major towns of the county.
Birth marked the beginning of life in traditional African societies. Various Kenyan communities had various songs and dances to mark the birth of a child. The kipsigis for example had the Yasset which they sung at the birth of a child. People danced not vigorously and it was strictly a dance for women. The husband stayed away from the house and only got information by women singing the Yasset.
The Kikuyu observe a unique ritual pattern of naming children, still followed strongly today. The family identity is carried on in each generation by naming children in the following pattern: the first boy is named after the father's father, the second boy after the mother's father. The first girl is named after the father's mother, the second after the mother's mother.
For one to be up-graded from one age-group to another, from one class to another, he or she had to pass through certain rites. One such rite was initiation after which one graduated from childhood to adulthood. Initiation took various forms including circumcision, scarification and removal of lower teeth.
They performed during drought to ask God to send them rain or to stop rain due to heavy flooding. Some songs were performed to thank God for the good harvest He had given to His people. During such occasions they offered sacrifices and also gave tithes.
The Agikuyu for example had a music known as Mucungwa, a dance where girls and boys danced during and after harvest. They danced in two lines facing each other with some movements to the accompaniment of leg rattles worn by boys.
The people of the Kikuyu tribe also have dance troupes or tribal groups that perform certain dance rituals or routines. These dances also tend to represent their values and beliefs
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