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

Political organization of the Nilotes
-The Nilotic communities had a decentralized system of administration with all the communities organized on clan basis.
-There existed councils of elders that administered and ensured maintenance of law and order, settled disputes between clans and other communities.
-Each community had Warriors who defended the community and raided other communities.
-The age-set system determined political leadership since all those initiated together formed one age-set for life.

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