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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Luo

 

a people of Kenya, living primarily along the shores of Lake Victoria. The Luo are closely related to the Gaya (Giranga) and Dama. Population, 1.4 million (1967 estimate). The Luo language belongs to the Nilotic group. Most Luo have preserved their traditional beliefs, although some are Muslims and Christians. In some regions the Luo live together with the Bantu Luhya, with whose material and spiritual culture they have much in common. Their chief occupation is farming (corn, millet, sorghum), but many migrate seasonally to cities in search of work.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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While Kuria East and Kuria West constituencies woke up in the morning to peacefully vote, six others across Migori county - Nyatike, Suna West, Suna East, Uriri, Awendo and Rongo of majority Luo - were in lockdown.
For example the Luo were labeled as genetically lazy, the Kamba as sex maniacs, the Kikuyu as cheeky, the Maasai as trustworthy albeit savage natives and so on (Onyango, 2008).
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All Luos in the rift valley you better start moving out of there because you will be forcefully circumcised using iron sheets even if you don't cause chaos.
The Kikuyus were praised for being entrepreneurial, the Luos for valuing education, and the Kalenjins - Ruto's tribe - for their loyalty.
Odinga and Kenyatta - the son of Kenya's first president, Jomo Kenyatta - are representative of the rival ethnic groups of the Luos and Kikuyu.
By virtue of this correlation, parents would say, "coax ua co cur tri muax plu saiz luos te luox" [Hm.: Since you did such a thing I cannot face anyone anymore].