Originally posted by Ngii Ndune!!:
Originally posted by matthew karangi:
When boys were circumcised, they joined the Kiama gia kamatimu.(to defend the community. after there was mburi ya kiama which one gave to the elders after marriage to join the kiama kia athuri although this went on in stages.Kiama originally meant those set aside as the councilor put simply a council of elders. as stipulated, they graduted starting
with the circumcision.only married men (mostly whose first borns had circumcisedor who had atleast a child would be accepted to the council of elders.they would pay the price of a goat or sheep.thus there would be; kiama kia mburi imwe, kiama kia muthigi(lower caste, kiama kia matathi, until one reached the kiama kia maturanguru(the highest council)within the traditional Gikuyu.my only criticism would be the fact that the poor people could not possible reach or be considered as part of the inner circle of the highest order of religio-poliical council.
Dr. Matthew Karangi
Ndiui wega no kuri muthuri ungi ura ugire ati mwanake uta hikanitie(kamatimu) no arute mburi ya mbere no tiya keri.
Ningi ni nguregana na we ati kwari hinya kuona mburi ithatu cia guthinjira athuri a rika riake.