Pokomo


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a Bantu language spoken in the Kenyan coastal areas of East Africa

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Tana River Governor Dhadho Godhana gave her the name after she was dressed in the traditional Pokomo regalia by top county government officials, including Health executive Mwanajuma Hiribae.
Thursday's attacks on the Pokomo village of Kibusu, which also left 19 homes burnt, follows a dawn attack on Wednesday by over 100 raiders on the Orma village of Nduru, in which nine people died.
En decembre, une attaque, dans la meme region, entre Orma - essentiellement des eleveurs - et Pokomo - majoritairement des agriculteurs - avait fait au moins 45 morts.
Anthony Kamitu, who is leading police operations to prevent attacks in the region, said the Pokomo tribe of farmers, armed with spears and AK-47 rifles, raided a village of the semi-nomadic Orma herding community at dawn in the Tana River Delta.
Violence flared between groups belonging to the Pokomo and the Orma tribes.
Others ethnicities include Somali, Orma, Pokomo and Miji Kenda, who have all made these islands their home.
They argue that ethnic groups are fighting to steal cattle and take over grazing lands and scarce water sources from other ethnic groups--very much like the cattle raid between the Kenya Pokot and Markwet or the clashes over grazing rights between the Pokomo and Orma communities in Kenya.
to see that they [the Somali] do not encroach to the south and prevent them from raiding the Tana."(72) Similar views were expressed years later by Colonel Graham who said: "We cannot afford to lose sight of the fact that the Somali movement should be checked."(73) But the danger of the Somali raiding the Galla (Boran) and the Pokomo seemed to have been manifest since 1909 just as administration was being established, and had compelled the administration to rush in a Company of the King's African Rifles to the region.(74) The Somali seemed poised to remain in Tanaland.
This is where the Pokomo people, a minority ethnic group of about 50,000 people, live.
The story is set in and with the Pokomo, and it leaves you wondering how western culture and socioeconomic history can permeate so fast and far wide, yet getting important information from our decentralised locations to our local centres of power requires walking, literally, towards mountains for constitutional conferences, where we have to explain ourselves to ourselves until we don't make any sense.
They performed Giriama, Digo, Pokomo and other Mijikenda traditional dances.
As all these companies seek a piece of the Tana Delta, little is mentioned of local indigenous communities, such as the Orma, Pokomo, Wardei, Malakote, Munyoyaya, Boni and Watta among others, who are not factored in the land allocation plans.
Confirming the incident, Coast Provincial Police Officer Aggrey Adoli said that 19 houses were torched during the raid that is said to have been sparked by the orma community members on a pokomo village in the tana delta region....
Borana, Sabaot, Ilchamus, Maasai, Duruma, Somali, Pokomo and Digo have one suspect each, Wambugu said.