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

Political organization of the Nandi
The family was the basic political unit. It was headed by a father who dealt with internal matters such as discipline, allocation of crops, land and cattle. In matters affecting the neighbourhood, he was assisted by the Kokwet (council of elders). Above the Kokwet was the clan organization. Above the
clan, there was a larger socio-political unit comprising different war groups. The pororiet council of elders comprised representatives from different clans Its functions included negotiating for peace and declaring war.

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