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

The social organization of the Somali
The Somali were organized into clans each comprising of families whose members claimed common descent.
They also had an age set system.
Circumcision marked an entry into an age set whose functions included defending the community from external attacks, building huts and advising junior age-sets on how to raid.
They believed in the existence of a supreme god, whom they referred to as wak (waq).
They had religious leaders who mediated between God and the people. The Somali valued marriage as an important institution.

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