n Indilinga African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems - Sacred sites and environmental conservation : a case study of Kenya




Extracted from text ... 228 SACRED SITES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION: A CASE STUDY OF KENYA Jacob Muhando Kenya Resource Centre for Indigenous Knowledge, National Museums of Kenya, P. O Box 40658 - 00100, Nairobi, Kenya. jmuhando@kenrik.org/jacomha@yahoo.com INTRODUCTION The best known sacred sites in Kenya are probably the kaya forests of the coastal Mijikenda peoples along the Kenya coastline. The sacred status of Mount Kenya is also well known (Kenyatta 1938), as are the mugumo trees (Ficus spp.) and sacred forests of the Kikuyu people of central Kenya. Less well known are the sacred sites of other ethnic groups, including the Luo, Maasai, Kamba ..


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