Taking Bomas— With My Best friend

Taking Bomas (1)

Hello lovely readers…

I am sneaking in a bit of my work time to do this post 🙂

So the other day my best friend called me from work, she has been complaining I spend a lot of my time working which is true. Ever since I started working, I have no time for myself let alone my friends.
We had planned on visiting The Bomas of Kenya prior to me getting a job, then all this came so we never really got it.

She literally yanked me out of the office and dragged me there. I was really excited since I haven’t had time to focus my energies on anything other than work.

Taking Bomas— With My Best friend

Meet my best friend👆👆👆
Now can I get to it?

Taking Bomas— With My Best friend

Taking Bomas— With My Best friend

I have never had so much fun like that….okay maybe I have but, I got to learn about so many things, about my culture and other cultures.
In Kenya we have very many tribes.
These are like people who come from a certain ethno-linguistic group.
They are three namely
• Bantus,
• Nilotes and
• Cushites and each of these have several tribes which speak a different language distinct from the other. For instance I am a Bantu, my tribe is Agikuyu, I speak Kikuyu.
Beside the point, I learnt how these people used to live in the ancestral days.

Their lifestyle were more or like the same just a few differences.
They lived in homesteads, where the husband would build a manyatta for himself and his wife and as time goes, he would marry as many wives as he wanted and build each of them a manyatta in the same homestead.

Taking Bomas— With My Best friend

A Whole Homestead

The wives would live in peaceful coexistence as it was norm for a man to have as many wives as he pleased so long as he would provide for each of them.

The first wife would normally have the largest manyatta then the others would be equally built including the son’s.

Taking Bomas— With My Best friend

First Wife’s Hut

Taking Bomas— With My Best friend

 

Second Wife’s Hut

Taking Bomas— With My Best friend

Taking Bomas— With My Best friend

Third Wife’s Hut
The sons reaching a certain age would be built for their own manyatta in the homestead, there, they would move in with their wives before building their own homesteads.
Enjoy the photos…:)
We also visited the auditorium for the cultural dances though I will put that on my next post.

Taking Bomas— With My Best friend

Peek a boo

Taking Bomas— With My Best friend

Taking Bomas— With My Best friend

Taking Bomas— With My Best friend

The Granary

 

The Warthogs were literally running after us.

Taking Bomas— With My Best friend

The Auditorium see you there:))

Taking Bomas— With My Best friend
I should really consider photography as a hobby yes?

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