Invitation to Enkanga oo ngudisini on 13th October in Bissil (Namanga Road)


Friends of Nairobi National Park

Enkanga oo ngudisini is a Maasai ceremony.

According to the Maasai community, the Enkanga oo ngudisini is  home of walking stick,a home of blessing. Enkanga oo ngudisini  is a maasai ceremony for blessing or cleansing a young age group before they graduate into (orgesher) elder hood.

It’s pure blessing and a  walking stick shows how one is being prepared into elder hood which is a stage a Maasai needs a walking stick to address people and herd livestock.  After ceremony the morans (Maasai age group) go back to their homes and keep the walking stick in their houses as sign of sharing blessings with their families.

All Maasai morans are given a small piece of cow hide to put on their figures as a sign of the age group they have graduated into. Also slaughtering of sacred cow is done during the ceremony and the meat from the right side of the cow is shared by all the morans present. The sub section of the Maasai  that are  graduating is the irmatapato sub section of the maasai, and the next is likely to be done in 15 years.

Venue: Bull’s eye in Bissil along Namanga road             

Date: 13th  October 2012

Time: As from morning till 4pm

All participants will be expected to have their own means of  transport and carry their own packed food. We request all to make a contribution towards the community

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Dr. Paula Kahumbu

FoNNaP Office cell Phone: 0723 690 686

 

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5 responses to “Invitation to Enkanga oo ngudisini on 13th October in Bissil (Namanga Road)

    • Hallo Lukania,

      Please get in touch through our email – fonnap1@gmail.com or 0723 690 686 and I will give you the contacts of Dr. Paula so that you get the directions to the site of the festival. You need to arrange for transport and lunch and I will keep you updated incase of any group arrangements.

      • Thanks, had not seen your reply, saw that she had twitted something about this. Cool. will email her

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