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

Political organization of the Luo:
The Luo were a decentralized community.
The family was the basic political unit among the Luo.
The head of the family was referred to as Jaduong.
Several related families made up a clan headed by a council of elders called Doho.
Below the Doho were lineage councils called Buch Dhoot that tackled domestic issues.
Above the Doho was a grouping of clans called Oganda headed by a council of elders referred to as Buch piny and headed by a chief elder called Ruoth. The Buch piny comprised representatives from each clan.
Religious leaders among the Luo also influenced politics.

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