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Title: Kenya


1
Kenya
  • African society

2
Content
  • Kenya
  • Maassai
  • Problems within the society
  • Discussion
  • Sources

3
Kenya
4
Maassai
  • warrior tribe in Kenya and Tanzania
  • Maassailand East Africa, Great Rift Valley
  • 350.000-500.000 people (Kenya)
  • Language Maa

5
Maassai II
  • live together in a kraal with 8-15 huts
  • huts
  • Manyatta made from branches, twigs, grass, cow
    dung, urine

6
Maassai III
  • religion
  • God Enkai religious leader Laibon
  • ceremonies
  • stages of life till he or she is an adult
    e.g. einoto (Birth)
    entitoisho/ayiokisho (Girlhood/Boyhood)
    enkeeya (Death)

7
Maassai IV
  • warriors
  • protectors of the community
  • pride men with a huge sense of unity and bravery
  • signs long red hair
  • ebony coloured spear

8
Maassai V
  • women
  • getting married very early
  • responsible for the cattle, the household, the
    children
  • the older the more prestige

9
Problems within society - general
  • rapid increase of total population (population
    growth 2.6 a year)
  • gt high birth rate
  • children abundance gt religion and economical
    fact -gtchildren seem to be the best pension for
    the older one

10
Problems within society - famine
  • north east gt drought gt shortage of food
  • Mislead by foreign measures other regions gt
    surplus of food gt decays
  • large cattle breeding gt to show wealth -gtnot for
    private consumption or for selling -gteven in
    periods of famine, they rather let them die than
    eat them

11
Problems within society - tourism
  • important financial effect
  • National parks change into zoos according to the
    European example
  • big difference between rich and poor gt hate
  • begging and prostitution gt prostitution gt
    spreading of AIDS
  • World Health Organisation ca. 2.5 mil. people
    are infected

12
Problems of society role of women
  • Violation gt no rights for women gt culture
    conditions gt lower social prestige than men
  • violence gt private concern government should
    not interfere in it
  • amnesty international -gt stop the freedom of
    punishment
  • female genital mutilationgt dangerous and
    irresponsible traditional act

13
Discussion
  • Shall we interfere in the traditional customs of
    Kenya, especially in the role of women?

14
Sources
  • Buchholz, Hartmut Kenia
  • Hagemann, Albrecht Kenia
  • Berger, Karl-Wilhelm Kenia und Nordtansania
  • http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya
  • http//www.laleyio.com
  • http//www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/
    ke.html
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