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

Social organization of the Ameru.
The Ameru was a system characterized by the existence of various councils from the council of children to the supreme council of Njuri Ncheke. The Njuri Ncheke acted as parliament and had the following functions;
-It presided over religious ceremonies.
-It solved disputes in the community.
-It sanctioned wars -Acted as ritual leaders. -It set the moral code to be adhered to by all members of the community.
-The Ameru believed in the existence of a supreme being called Baaba Weetu.
-The Ameru also believed in the existence of spirits which either brought happiness or tears.
-They believed in life after death.

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