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 Social, Economic and Political Organisation of Kenyan Societies in the 19th C

Social organization of the Agikuyu
-The family was the smallest social unit among the Agikuyu. It was headed by a father. Several families that shared a common ancestry comprised a clan.
-The Agikuyu had rites of passage which included initiation of both boys and girls through circumcision.
-The initiated boys joined the age-set (riikaor mariika) after being educated on the values and customs of the society.
-The Agikuyu believed in the existence of one God who controlled their destiny. They called their God Ngai.

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