"Ngurario" and its meaning: Wasapere wakae wakijua.....

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Ka-Buda

Village Elder
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Just stumbled upon this youtube video while i was unsuccessfully looking for that video of a man beating his wife.
Anyway, ii think this man couldn`t explain any better the significance of this Kikuyu ritual.

 

pamba

Village Sponsor
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Just stumbled upon this youtube video while i was unsuccessfully looking for that video of a man beating his wife.
Anyway, ii think this man couldn`t explain any better the significance of this Kikuyu ritual.

So this clip today on utube tafadhali fafanua?
 
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Just stumbled upon this youtube video while i was unsuccessfully looking for that video of a man beating his wife.
Anyway, ii think this man couldn`t explain any better the significance of this Kikuyu ritual.

Hehehe. Hio clip unaitafutia nini?

Anyway, that cultural process today has become an elaborate extortion game as I see it. Kuitwa tu ocha every other time to exploit some poor chap who happens to be marrying one of my cousins. The custom is good but ile kuhandana huhappen apo mwisho si poa.
 

danji1

Village Elder
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Some traditions serve no useful purpose in the modern world and must be left to die, as will eventually happen anyway.
True that. it's sad that in trying to keep these traditions alive, threats or superstitions are used to make us afraid so that we toe the line.
 
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Luther12

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True that. it's sad that in trying to keep these traditions alive, threats or superstitions are used to make us afraid so that we toe the line.
And some funny taboos whose only use can be to provide comic relief. As we develop/industrialize our society will eventually shed off some/most of these communal bonds as we become more urbanized (and individualistic). It's inevitable that some of these cultural practices will eventually die off.

Besides, modern day interaction between people of diverse cultures (via migration, education, intermarriage, etc) can only lead to the same result.
 
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Luther12

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A human being without the seemingly meaningless cultural practices becomes a low-level animal.
I disagree. New cultural practices will eventually/probably take up their place. Through our interactions with people from far off lands, we'll discard what doesn't make sense in our culture and adopt what makes sense from theirs.

PS: Equate yourself to an animal and life treats you as one.
 
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