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

Political organization of the Ameru
-The basic political system was based on the family headed by a father.
-The basic political unit was the clan. Several families made up a clan headed by a clan elder.
-The Ameru had a system of councils and age groups which oversaw the
administration of the community.
-The functions of the supreme council of elders included settling disputes, deliberating on day to day activities, administering justice and handled disputes, inheritance disputes and acted as a final court of appeal.

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