history of the Kadimo chiefdom of Yimbo in western Kenya

  • 78 Pages
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  • English
East African Literature Bureau , Nairobi
Yimbo, Kenya -- His



StatementWilliam Robert Ochiengʼ.
SeriesKenya regional studies ;, no. 2
LC ClassificationsDT434.Y55 O24
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 78 p. :
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Open LibraryOL4712866M
LC Control Number77980836

A history of the Kadimo chiefdom of Yimbo in western Kenya. Responsibility William Robert Ochiengʼ. Imprint Nairobi: East African Literature Bureau, Physical description Yimbo, Kenya > History.

Local subject East African Literature Bureau. East African Literature Bureau. Bibliographic information. Publication date A history of the Kadimo chiefdom of Yimbo in western Kenya William Robert Ochieng' (Kenya regional studies, no. 2) East African Literature Bureau, This ground-breaking book offers unique insights into the careers of Indian doctors in colonial Kenya during the height of British colonialism, between and The story of these important Indian professionals presents a rare social history of an important.

Abstract. The demise and rise of federalism as a governing system in independent Kenya, normally referred to by the Swahili word majimbo (literally provinces/states), remains a scarcely studied and understood subject in that nation’s first fifty years of independence.

This is surprising as the histories of independent Kenya published during the current decade identify issues of federalism Cited by: 1. Abstract.

In this chapter an attempt is made to set out the main characteristics of African political communities in southern Africa as they existed in the mid-nineteenth century, after the Mfecane and before their incorporation into the white political systems.

The chiefdoms are handled regionally, mainly in terms of the Sotho-Nguni cultural divide, with the Sotho-Tswana element considered. Since independence inKenya has survived nearly five decades as a functioning nation-state, with regular elections, its borders intact, and without experiencing war or military rule.

However, Kenya's independence has always been circumscribed by its failure to transcend its colonial past: its governments have failed to achieve adequate living conditions for most of its citizens and its 4/5(1).

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15 other sections not shown. Other editions - View all. Kenya Historical Review, Volumes Abaluyia Acheulian African history African societies Agriculture Akuapem alienation Arabs arap Baliach Asians Association. Written European sources from as early as the fifteenth century provide eyewitness evidence of chiefdoms and chiefs in southeastern Africa.

The accounts confirm that the sociopolitical organization of ancestral Ngunispeaking peoples from before the first European witnesses encountered them consisted of chiefdoms in which authority was vested in a chief, and the territorial extent and limits of.

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Ochieng' An outline history of the Rift Valley of Kenya up to A.D. / William R. Ochieng' A history of the Kadimo chiefdom of Yimbo in western Kenya / William Robert. The book is set to the backdrop of the Mau Mau rebellion, in a small village, four days before Kenya’s independence from Britain.

Ngugi wa Thiong’o employs flashback to transport the reader to the Emergency Period (), during which colonialists detained and tortured civilians.

Kenya has 43 tribes. These communities had chiefdoms and traditional rulers who acted as the leaders before the British colonialists ended chiefdoms, and later, Kenya became a republic with one leader chosen through a national election. Facts about Kenya- Legendary Rulers Lenana Laibon A laibon was a ritual leader of the Maasai.

A History of the Kadimo Chiefdom of Yimbo in Western Kenya. Kampala, Nairobi and Dar es Salaam: East African Literature Bureau. A history of the Kadimo Chiefdom of Yimba in western Kenya The study describes a rural community in western Kenya in which one out of three children.

The Koro Chiefdom of Kaduna State. Lawrence Abraham Gojeh. Tereship Publishers Enterprise, - Koro (African people) - 73 pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Common terms and phrases. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. The communities’ in Nyanza and Western Kenya situated to the east of Lake Victoria have come from various directions to their present day settlements.

They encompass two linguistic families the Bantu and the Nilotic. These communities came from different directions but interacted with each other and borrowed extensively from each other.

The Abaluhya sub-groups which moved to western Kenya.

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Historian, William Ochieng in his book, Historical Studies and Social Change in Western Kenya, said the British were never popular in Yimbo because they had imposed and supported an unpopular.

The book the Koro Chiefdom of Kaduna State discusses the history and development of the chiefdom with special reference to their attaining their chiefdom and self rule in It explained the struggle through recognition of persons involved as well.

‘ Carved rock gaming-boards in western South Nyanza, Kenya,’ Azania – Kenny, M. forthcoming ‘Pre-colonial trade in eastern Lake Victoria,’ Azania. Ochieng', W. A History of the Kadimo Chiefdom of Yimbo. Nairobi: East African Literature Bureau.

Ogot, B. A History of the Southern Luo, Vol. Nairobi. The Chieftain at the material time was is the father of Podho {1} who in turn fathered Ringruok,who is the father of Owat,and Owat is the father of Twaifo, the of Jok {1}.Jok [1} fathered a son called Nayo,and it was Nayo fathered Jok {11} who is the father of Ramogi [1}.

Rampgi {1} had two sons Aruwa and Podho {2}. Prof. Ochieng’ liked the media. He defended the right of lecturers to write in newspapers, a practice that is often dismissed by scholars who think writing in newspapers is not for intellectuals.

He was the master of micro-history in Kenya, penning stories of unknown places such as Yimbo, and remembering defunct little kingdoms such as Kadimo. Kenya Historical Studies and Social Change in Western Kenya (, William Robert Ochieng') 2.

Grasp the Shield Firmly: The Journey is Hard (, Zedekia Siso Oloo) 3. A Political and Cultural History of the Jii-Speaking Peoples of Eastern Africa (, Allan Bethwel Ogot) 4. Hence, the book is a worthy addition to the historiography of Kenya.

(Godfrey Muriuki, University of Nairobi) Evanston Wamagatta has written an important and richly researched biography of Waruhiu wa Kung'u, Kenya's most powerful colonial chief whose assassination in ushered in the Mau Mau war against the British. A history of the Irish rebellion of - A history of the Jews; A history of the Kadimo chiefdom of Yimbo in western Kenya - A history of the Kikuyu, ; A history of the Maghrib - A history of the Maratha navy and merchantships; A history of the Maratha people - A history.

R.G Collingwood, in his book The Idea of History (OUP ) defined history as a “Science concerned with the human actions in the past, pursued by interpretation of evidence for the sake of Human self knowledge.” That history is a science because it involves finding out things about the past Humankind.

Prof Ochieng’ is a good scholar, but his academic prowess cannot compare to Ngugi or Mazrui’s, for while Ochieng’ has remained Kenyan, writing about Yimbo and Kadimo ruothdoms (kingdoms) and Abagusii, Ngugi and Mazrui have engaged in greater questions and discourses such as decolonisation and statecraft in Africa and the wider world.

Controversial Chiefs in Colonial Kenya: The Untold Story of Senior Chief Waruhiu Wa Kung'u, – - Kindle edition by Wamagatta, Evanson N.

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Discover a great selection of best-selling politics and history books by popular authors at the best price. Order now and pay on delivery. chiefdoms is very problematic and perhaps equally erroneous as the automatism of identifying centralized polities with the state.

The main argument of this lecture is that, as far as Africa is concerned3, the best solution is to collapse chiefdoms and kingdoms into one overarching etic category which I would call ‘chiefdom’4 and.Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more.People in Siaya, western Kenya, say that the weak and awkward are those whose placentae were buried outside the homestead and, in par-ticular, away from the lands of familiar people.

They refer to these individuals as jooko, the 'outsiders'. Indeed, people thought of as weak and clumsy may be called biero ('placenta'), as in the remark 'Nene oyik.