Tiriki

Tiriki

(dreams)

Among the Tiriki, a Luyia people of western Kenya, “dream prophets” are specialists for whom dreaming is regarded as a positive event, whereas for ordinary people dreams are undesirable and to be avoided. The gift of dream prophecy is not inherited or confined to any particular lineages or clans, but elders have always maintained control over its exercise. Tiriki dreams are often viewed as rendezvous with the spirits of dead relatives or friends, perhaps portending one’s own death.

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This concludes our Floating-L analysis of the tone system of Tiriki. We have shown that the floating-L model allows for a principled account of downstep in this language.
For the Tiriki group in Kenya, East Africa, Basil Davidson (1969:81-85) has provided the following description: Until you are ten or so you are counted as a 'small boy' with minimal social duties such as herding cattle.
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For example, among the Tiriki of western Kenya and likely also among many other tribal groups, both adult men and elderly women were free to seek permission to interrupt or ask any man or woman to provide testimony during a judicial proceeding.
Among the responses I have received to the tributes Nation Sport has published since his death is this one from Edward Kedogo, his former player: "Joe was my coach in 1968 when I played for Tiriki FC together with Antony Mukabwa.
The deceased will be laid to rest on Saturday at his Gesambai home, Tiriki in Vihiga County.The body will be flown to Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on Thursday morning for public viewing.
Born in 1935 in Tiriki, in the larger Kakamega District before it became Vihiga County, Kadenge helped Nakuru MoW win the domestic cup in 1956 after leaving school.
"In 1985, Maragolis who comprise of approximately 60 to 80 families were moved from areas covering Mbale and Kegoye to make room for the construction of the present day Vihiga County headquarters and other government facilities," said Mr Egunza."All these Kenyans were moved to Tiriki location which previously formed part of Kakamega forest reserve.
Once the Nandi are done with the Luo, they are likely to turn west to the Tiriki and other Luhya, Luo and Kikuyu communities in Kipkaren and in Trans Nzoia.
While Wanga was expected to settle in Tiriki, he left secretly and travelled west.At Imanga (Butere) he found organised leadership under Chief Mwima, who hired him a herdsman.
"The private sector can benefit from this segment of the society, especially that the state will pay the residence fees," Abdul Aziz Al Tiriki, a businessman, said.
This year the class worked on Tiriki, a variety of Luyia.