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a Nilotic language

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In supplanting statistics with the sanctity of human life, and documenting Kenyan lives as opposed to Kikuyu, Kalenjin or Luo (ethnic) ones, the platform made an ethical intervention into a story that had been framed in national and international media as a crisis of ethnicity (see, for example, Mwaura 2008; Gettleman 2007; Githongo 2008).
However, Luos are not spared of negative ethnic jokes:
The MCA, together with his other three colleagues who were also in attendance, left the meeting with printed copies of 101 reasons not to circumcise: how the circumcision solution in Africa will increase HIV infections, functions of the foreskin, how circumcision does not protect Luos from HIV, how circumcision causes problems in sex lives, etc.
O desenvolvimento da pesquisa ocorreu a partir da problematica, que se refere a efetividade ou nao do disposto na LUOS sobre a protecao da Area de Conservacao Natural do Aquifero Arenito Basal Santa Maria.
Leaders from the dominant ethnic groups, the Kikuyus and the Luos (these still are the biggest and 'worst' political adversaries) formed the first national political party, Kenya African National Union (KANU) in 1960.
The Kikuyus were praised for being entrepreneurial, the Luos for valuing education, and the Kalenjins - Ruto's tribe - for their loyalty.
By virtue of this correlation, parents would say, "coax ua co cur tri muax plu saiz luos te luox" [Hm.
Odinga and Kenyatta - the son of Kenya's first president, Jomo Kenyatta - are representative of the rival ethnic groups of the Luos and Kikuyu.
Luos say Odinga was robbed of victory by the incumbent, President Mwai Kibaki, a Kikuyu in a bitter and close vote.
In Nyanza Province, Kenyans considered to be members of "foreign communities" by Luos were attacked and in the Coast Province, those commonly referred to as "up country foreigners" were targeted for violence.
Most Luos of Western Kenya spend less on preserving life than caring for the dead" (Kodia 2005:33).
Most prominent were the formation of the Kenya African National Union by the Kikuyus and Luos in the 1960s to fight for independence and the creation of the National Rainbow Coalition to break the one-party stranglehold on power in 2002.
She adds that the taunt 'tribalist' is Kenya's favourite political insult but quotes Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, who noted in her biography that growing up on a white-owned farm, "Kikiyus worked in the fields, Luos laboured around the homestead as domestic servants and the Kipsigis took care of the livestock and milking .
The impact of this rhetoric was later reflected in post-election violence by Kikuyu gangs, who killed innocent Luos by forcibly circumcising them and letting them bleed to death.
Among the great ethnic diversity that exists in Kenya, just five groups (Kikuyus, 19%; Kalenjins, 15%; Luos, 13%; Luhyas, 12% and Kambas, 9%) represent more than two-thirds of the national population.