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 Form 1 History Lessons: The peoples of Kenya up to the 19th century

The Abagusii migration
-Abagusii traditions acknowledge a close relationship with the following people: the Abakuria, Abalogoli, Ababukusu, Abasuba, Agikuyu, Ameru, Aembu, Ambeere and the Akamba. Their tradition has it that on their way from the country which they call ‘Msiri’ they were accompanied by the
Baganda and the Basoga besides the above groups.
-The Abagusii and the Abalogoli migrated southwards following the River Nzoia valley and arrived near Lake Victoria between 1490 and 1520.
-Their migration from Kisumu to Kano was motivated by drought in the area.

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