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A Brief History of Gem in Siaya County

Gem was founded by a valiant warrior called Ragem son of Podho brother of Owiny. Ragem had two sons, namely, Ojuodhi Tipo and Kuenda Ramiero. Ojuodhi had six sons and one daughter. The sons were; Lanyo, Opiya, Ginga, Nyambok, Ogwang’, Oyoo and his daughter called…
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Understanding God (Nyasaye) from a Luo Perspective

Luo folkore tells the story of a woman who appeared during the hunt for the sacred spear by our ancestor Aruwa. Stories and tales from all corners of our great Nilotic culture speak of the same woman appearing in Nyamgondho wuod Ombare’s saga and the same who…
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Afrika House - The First African Owned Office Block in Kisumu

Walking in downtown Kisumu, one would not be mistaken to assume all the area has to offer is rows and rows of hardware and wholesale shops selling everything from the latest synthetic hair to vehicle spare parts. Except that assumption would be wrong because tucked in…
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The Danger of Kisumu's Single Story

“When an acquaintance from Colombia moved to work in Kenya, he encountered a long list of public security warning including, no answering phone calls in traffic in an uber. The first time he ventured into the city centre on his own, to meet up for a drink, he remarked…
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The Common Laws of Life that you need to know

Hilarious Laws which you have not studied in schools 😅😩😜😉😝 💮 Law of equality : The time taken by a wife when she says I’ll get ready in 5 minutes is exactly equal to the time taken by husband when he says ‘I’ll cal you in 5…
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Its Not Easy Being a Real Luo

Its not an easy thing adorning the Luo garb all the time. One must toughen up, and conjure up all the platitudes that make and define a Luo in all its forms and ways. Well, don’t fret yet. To start you off, this is a scenario that you can deal with… Ten ways…
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A Night in Kondele

There is an air of despair Here A thick lingering cloud Of hopelessness An amen to whatever life brings Or takes This air tinged with dull disco lights Mingles with music too loud The smell of spirits And cheap cigarettes Its like a thousand blankets Spread above this…
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Paramount Chief Owuor Wuon Kere of Nyakach

The story of Owuor wuon Kere can be told from several perspectives; one such perspective is that of Jo-Katolo many of whom live east of the present day Katito Township in Kisumu County. While living at Sango, Katolo quarrelled with Kajimbo over land. Kadianga supported…