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Moses Masika Wetang'ula The dark ominous clouds that threatened to end the political career of Moses Masika Wetang'ula, the Bungoma Senator have come to pass. Mr Wetang'ula, the CORD co-principal faced the IEBC on January 12, 2016 to show cause why his name should not be struck off the voters register after being convicted of voter bribery in 2013 elections. Today, January 19, 2016 the IEBC delivered a ruling that kept Mr Wetang'ula's name on the voter's register effectively meaning that Mr Wetang'ula can continue to seek elective office come 2017 general elections. So far the gods of his Babutu clan in Sirisia have protected him from Jubilee hounds hungering for his blood but the presidential aspirant still faces another potentially damaging scandal. The BBC Panorama program aired December 2015 alleged that he, alongside Martha Karua, the NARC leader benefitted from bribes by the giant multinational cigarette conglomerate, BAT which they both are fighting to clear their names. We wish them the best.
Everything about Luyia Culture in One Book
Luyia Culture
Luyia of Kenya: A Cultural Profile is a holistic emic view of the customary beliefs of the Luyia people of East Africa.  Written by Shadrack Amakoye Bulimo, an experienced journalist who previously worked for the Nation and Standard newspapers in Kenya, the 660-page book provides a defrosted window into Luyia cosmology separating fact from fiction.  The book is a cradle-to-grave account of how the Luyia live and die, love and hate, and undertake the rituals of initiations and practice witchcraft. The author tackles the taboo subject of witchcraft and how widespread belief in the occult even among the educated and Christians is still a major hindrance to economic empowerment in Luyialand. The author provides an elaborate analysis of rites of passage - child birth, marriage, circumcision, and death - and how these institutions are governed by customary traditions. These institutions served the clan community well in the pre-European days but are now under siege from modern global economy. This book is an attempt at preserving the Luyia culture for future generations. “I was challenged by my children who made inquiries about their cultural heritage and realized how little I knew then,” explains Bulimo.  “I embarked on a learning journey and a discovery of a body of knowledge which this book encapsulates.”

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