The beauty of the people of Northern Kenya

“A nations culture resides in the heart and souls of its people” – Mahatma Gandhi

Today we thought we’d share with you some amazing pictures depicting the culture and the people of Northern Kenya.

Samburu warriors preparing for a traditional dance

Samburu warriors and girls preparing for a traditional dance

A Turkana elder

A Turkana elder

The head gear and dress code of the Turkana elder symbolizes his status in the community.

Colourful Samburu warriors, dressed for a traditional dance

Colourful Samburu warriors, dressed for a traditional dance

A married Samburu lady dressed in cultural attire

A married Samburu lady dressed in cultural attire

A married Samburu lady dressed in cultural attire

A married Samburu lady dressed in cultural attire

The large beaded necklace and copper earrings represent a status of marriage and fertility.

An El-Molo moran

An El-Molo moran

Did you know that ‘moran’ means warrior in Samburu and Maasai languages?

A girl from the Dassanach community on the Eastern shores of Lake Turkana

A girl from the Dassanach community

The Dassanach are one of the smallest communities living in Illeret on the North Eastern shores of Lake Turkana.

Our culture is  founded on our morals and values in all our diversity as a  nation. It is not just about how we communicate our different identities or celebrate our lifestyles; it is a significant  expression of our communities ties. More than an ornament strung around our necks it is the cord that binds us as kinsmen.

Our culture is our life

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2 thoughts on “The beauty of the people of Northern Kenya

  1. I love everything kenyan. so awesome

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