mountkenya Facts, Believes and information

Mountkenya was created and erupted 3 millions years ago olso known as the place of light,Africa’s second-highest mountain in africa  mountkenya has 11 small glaciers,however they are shrinking,and melting,due to global warming,

mountkenya was first desgnated in 1949,in 1978 the site became a unesco biosphere reserve,and in 1997 it was named a unesco world heritage site.

facts about mountkenya and  Beliefs

1 sun rises every day,this is because it is very close to the equator,

2 the maasai 3 summits are named after the maasai chief captain, the gikuyu later dominated it and called the mountain(God throne


3  According to tribal legend, their god Ngai created Kirinyaga (Mount Kenya), “the mountain of brightness,” )the gikuyu built their huts facing the slopes of mtkenya,this is because they believe that their god came from the mountains,

and lived in the mountains when he came down from heaven (ngai)granted Gikuyu, the founder of the Kikuyu tribe, a share of the rich land below the mountain and took him to the top to surveyTo the Kikuyu, Bantu-speaking people who migrated to the foothills of Mount Kenya in the 1500s,The Kikuyu, an agricultural people closely tied to the land, continued to grow and thrive over the centuries, until the arrival of European colonists in the late 1800s. Kenya was claimed as a British protectorate in 1895why kikuyu pray facing mtkenya:Kikuyu still turn toward Kirinyaga and perform ceremonies to Ngai. According to custom, Kikuyu homes are built with their doorways facing the mountain in times of drought to have rainthe Kikuyu believed in a God called Ngai who lived atop Mount Kenya.

Similar to the Christian belief in an Adam & Eve, the Kikuyu believed humanity had arisen from a single man (Kikuyu) and woman (Mumbi) who had nine children that would go on to become the Kikuyu. The Kikuyu traditionally practice polygamy, allowing men to take multiple wives. In an interesting twist on this arrangement, wives were also allowed to take male lovers. The children of such affairs would become the property of the husbands and be raised as if they were his own.

Challenges:They use the mountain’s forests to collect firewood, graze livestock and cultivate crops thereby-destroy water catchment areas,

-soil stability, increasing the risk of flood and landslides during the rainy season and drought during the dry season.

-Longer-term impacts include destruction of biodiversity and disruption of wildlife habitat.-illegal activities such as logging campaigns:community management of protested areas,donekws (wildlife protection,through poaching
unesco world heritage center, promotes education

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