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Throwback SST Zatura Vs Kurwu

We take you back to your formative years with this quiz. Some of you used to call it Social Studies (SST) or Geography History Civics (GHC) when you entered high school it was only Geography and History. You remember your teachers. You remember long nights putting all that information in your head. However this is not that this is just a challenge.

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Midnight Train Ayande

Kindly provide us with the following information to enable us to release results. If you have not done the tribe test kindly attempt it first before doing this . If you have an account kindly login to get your mwanda points for doing this quiz.

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Bomani Quiz Tournament

This is the ultimate quiz competition. Friend against friend, tribemate against tribemate, tribe against tribe. Our quest to find Mbiu Nation’s Bomani is going to be a hotly contested competition where the winner takes it all. It will have a total of 9 rounds. The rounds are as stated below

If you don’t have tribe. Discover your tribe below

Round 1

This will involve people of the same tribes battling it out to move to the next round.Top 16 in each tribe will move on to the next round.Below are the links to quiz of each tribe. All tribes will get participatory points in this challenge. All those that advance will get 25 mwanda points each .  The quiz tests your knowledge of Sauti Sol’s latest album Midnight Train. It is open for all challenge yourself and your friends . 

Round 2 - 26TH JUNE - 4TH JULY

The top 16 from each tribe will battle out against each other for 3 days. Tribe against tribe . The top 8 in each tribe will move on to the next round.
Winning tribes will get winning points. Losing tribes will get participatory points.  All those that advance will get 25 mwanda points each.

After the 3 days the quiz will be opened up to the rest of community.  There will 5 mwandas for doing the challenge and an extra 15 mwanda for getting higher Marks than the highest in each of tribe in the top 16.

Tagu tribe VS Ayande Tribe
Zatura Tribe VS Kurwu tribe

Round 3 - 19TH JULY- 27TH JULY

The top 8 from each tribe will battle out against each other once more . Tribe against tribe . The top 4 in each tribe will move on to the next round. Winning tribes will get winning points. Losing tribes will get participatory points.  All those that advance will get 25 mwanda points each.

Tagu tribe VS Kurwu tribe

Zatura tribe VS Ayande tribe

Round 4 - 29TH JULY - 6TH AUGUST

The top 4 from each tribe will battle out against each other . Tribe against tribe . The top 2 in each tribe will move on to the next round.Winning tribes will get winning points. Losing tribes will get participatory points.  All those that advance will get 25 mwanda points each.

Tagu tribe VS Zatura tribe
Ayande tribe VS Kurwu tribe (Rematch)
QUARTERFINALS - TBC

The top 2 from each tribe will battle out against each other . Representing their tribe.The winner of each head to head will go to the Semifinal. Winner will get their points from the challenge as well as earn winning points for their tribes . Losing players will earn 50 mwanda points as consolation as well  get participatory points for their tribes.

Tribesman 1 VS Tribesman 2
Tribesman 3 VS Tribesman 4
Tribesman 5 VS Tribesman 6
Tribesman 7 VS Tribesman 8

SEMIFINAL - TBC

The winner of each head to head will go to the Semifinal. Winner will get their points from the challenge as well as earn winning points for their tribes . Losing players will earn 75 mwanda points as consolation as well  get participatory points for their tribes.

Tribesman 1 VS Tribesman 2
Tribesman 3 VS Tribesman 4
FINAL - TBC

The winner of each head to head will go to the Semifinal. Winner will get their points from the challenge as well as earn winning points for their tribes . Losing players will earn 100 mwanda points as consolation as well  get participatory points for their tribes.

Tribesman 1 VS Tribesman 2

Tribal Marks Makeup Challenge

It is time we showcase our tribe with pride. It is all about our tribal marks. Each tribe is coming up with its tribal marks using makeup.

Our previous challenge: Quarantine Drip Style Challenge

The challenge is divided into two

First stage is where people post their looks deadline for this stage is 12th June 2020. Each tribesman participating on this part earns 5 mwanda points. The tribe with most people participating wins the challenge.

Second stage is where members vote for the best looks regardless of the tribe. Each tribesman participating on the voting stage earns 5 mwanda points.Voting will be done here. All looks will posted here so that tribemen can vote on them. It will continue until 19th June 2020

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Zatura Tribe – WINNERS

Zatura tribe people were required to come up with a makeup look that incorporated orange,red and white. They had 41 entries.

Chelimo

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Keziah Cheptoo
https://www.instagram.com/p/CBRGThPFh1s/

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Mutinda Yvonne

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Chelah
https://www.instagram.com/p/CAxddYAnddj/

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Ster
https://www.instagram.com/p/CAxmxdsltZc/

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Angella Benedictine
https://www.instagram.com/p/CAxm4_hFeE9/

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Shaz Glamour
https://www.instagram.com/p/CAxyf-4F6d9/

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Blog by Babe

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Tamera Nduati
https://www.instagram.com/p/CBUloRCFwMg/

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Nduta
https://www.instagram.com/p/CA25pQFlj_U/

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Wairimu Ngari
https://www.instagram.com/p/CA2513aFGcy/

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Liqueen

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Yvonne Issawildest

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA70QaWF4ZL/

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Tinashe Mwaniki

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA70WUOFF5C/

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Michelle Muchai

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA3C4BgFr55/

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Brenda Waceke

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA-n1pVFvuz/

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Imani M

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA-n-dfloKm/

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Mary Tifa

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA-vz8fFMOY/

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Glam by Khaosha

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA-wwVYlVlU/

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Fleekwork by Fay

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA_JaT3l6Zk/

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Mary Erica

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA_Jrozl2oc/

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Marion Ronger – WINNER

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA_JzYPFQpx/

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Alive and Stylish

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA_J4zzlhRK/

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Venus Cherop

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBAo_VilX8_/

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BeatsbyWaru

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBBecPGH4-2/

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Koi Wangui

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBBleAdFkN2/

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Patty Chiri
https://www.instagram.com/p/CBBlq1ZFLEJ/

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Zarilyn Zonroe

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBD3ChNHMZ9/

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Lilly Cherotich

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBD3szTlixg/

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Grace Musembi

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBD81BqHGB5/

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Lochi

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBECCgqFnWO/

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Mariaga Kenye

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBENlpSlvaL/

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Nina Masese

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Jules Ridley

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBGbBkxF_2y/

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Sharon Gesare

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBKRcqBly-X/

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Linah Otieno

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBKRknPl1HN/

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Khadija

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBLtGi6lrYS/

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Thisgirlhillie

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBTdirzFo1D/

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With Wendo

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Teenar

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Makeupbyevetilia

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBXKTXAFCj_/

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Mercielaual

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBXKaE3n5k_/

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Sheila Jeff


Kurwu Tribe

Kurwu tribe people had to come up with a makeup look that incorporated blue and black. They had 34 entries

Tay Samantha
https://www.instagram.com/p/CAuaUqQnIzk/

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Karimi
https://www.instagram.com/p/CAu13oZFuSh/

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Mercy Njoroge
https://www.instagram.com/p/CAwRPZOlLtb/

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Nduta Ngwiri
https://www.instagram.com/p/CAx25pjlIkN/

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Audrey Chebet
https://www.instagram.com/p/CBEFITtF6gU/

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Kim Kardicey
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Mihadie

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA2E70MFSkm/

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Chemuttai
https://www.instagram.com/p/CA3O61YlI7w/

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Bwkbeauty

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA702EplxhU/

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Joan Melly

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA8FqpMFCPQ/

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Mshymakeup

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA8F27elE5U/

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Becca Kym

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBBoc42FRID/

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Shufaa

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBFkpWJlwyU/

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Lilian Nzilani

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBGu0b6lVE9/

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Doughty

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBGa8UUl4Di/

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Bloom with Neens

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBI37uvlRjh/

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Matendechele

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBJLmb9l9TN/

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Han Nahlights

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBJVTU1Fo-G/

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Achemutai

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBKercwlGUN/

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Africa Toto

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBLYAftH7W-/

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MsBosibori

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBL7xcwFGoC/

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Yvonne Wangari

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBOKLf8lBrF/

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Ashney Knowles

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBQOQr5FCg4/

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Marereh

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBNuXE-l9ch/

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Makeup Exurb

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBQjK1Vl38B/

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Black child

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBRGln8l4Xi/

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Dalsy Achieng

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBTYQRcF5Ve/

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Sanguli

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBTYW4AFzko/

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Njerysworld

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBTrTXzn4D8/

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Bakhwale

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBV2Qw-FKez/

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Nailah Kolii

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A Chebet

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBXch8PFX7i/

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Olivia Sandra

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Phinnherah

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBXKhxbFQB-/

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Ayande Tribe

Ayande tribe people had to come up with a makeup look that incorporated brown and purple . Ayande had 21 entries

Wairimu Scar

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Kamy Kamire

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Sandra

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Michelle Wawire

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA8AXbXlOML/

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Facefab

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA8Ae1WFiqQ/

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Ivy Cheptumo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA90OEplc7S/

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Mercie Smiley

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA_JfcMlUk-/

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Atsanga
https://www.instagram.com/p/CBAgm8rlzVe/

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Sandyyamani

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBBLXCaF1MF/

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Glossybeautes

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBBljNtFdaU/

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StacyMakeup

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBDkBHFlCU1/

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Perpetua

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBD3eY1H0tQ/

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Naeku

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBFGPjwF0HH/

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Just Awuor – RUNNER UP

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBKRh6ald6L/

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Ivsglam

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Aphricanbeau

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBNzx-dlNBl/

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Kamwathiemma

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBOHgpolZbR/

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Shamelessly Kelly

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBNyG-tFAW6/

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Nzula

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBTdc-5l0ol/

Simwe

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA15fgeF2Sp

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Beautybyann

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBXbMr6Fq0U/

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Tagu tribe

Tagu tribe people had to come up with a look that had grey and yellow. Tagu had 7 entries

Wakesho Essie
https://www.instagram.com/p/CA-w-cIFnCa

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Irene Wayua
https://www.instagram.com/p/CA25kBnFwVa/

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Alice Tanui

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Temina Semo

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Phionadinga

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBBLNsRlV6o/

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Its Mwikali

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBDc38IFp4X/

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Chebet

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBV2NPPFhDb/

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Origins of The Ayande Tribe

The people of Ayande tribe were the craftsmen and blacksmiths in the Mbiu nation. The traditional blacksmith’s identity was brought by the almost-mythical prestige that he commands and by the near-mystical power that he wields and manipulates, after an extensive, secretive initiation. The blacksmith was a veritable force-tamer, with his uncanny, trans-mundane ability to harness iron and clay that is believed to animate all things. They believed in benign power of a god, Inake the god of iron and metal working. Apart from being blacksmiths, the Ayande tribesmen were traditional weavers who made objects and fabric from sisal and reeds and practised tanning in the process.

The Ayande blacksmith holds an important position in society. Blacksmiths were often called upon by the King for guidance in major decisions regarding the village. The power of the blacksmith was thought to be so great that they are also feared. Ayande Blacksmiths control a force called Bayanze. This means that they control all energy and power in the village as well as the makeup and workings of the Ayande society. The ability to control such a force was not given to just anyone. A single family in the village is designated to produce blacksmiths. The boys from that family are taught the secret knowledge about the use and nature of Bayanze. It is the foundation that nourishes the institution of smiting, so that it may nourish society, is the simple axiom that knowledge can be power when properly articulated. They begin training at an early age, as an apprentice in order to master the techniques of blacksmithing by the time they reach adulthood and become an Ayande Blacksmith.

The Ayande were more traditional in their way of life and less inclined to exploration. They were more sociable and eager to belong, which was quite evident in their pure love for entertainment. They welcomed people from other tribes into their community through trading. Items exchanged included their woven baskets, fabric and iron knives, swords, amulets, arrowheads and shields for food items like honey, meat, fruits, milk and sometimes gold. In as much as the Ayande were social, they were more conservative than liberal and not open to intermarriages albeit openly interacting with other tribes of the nation. Their keen attention to detail was more evident in their detail-oriented dance that was taught from a very early age and was an essential fabric to their identity. Ayande music and dance was however not a substitute for happiness, but an expression of it.

The children start learning dance routines and drum playing at an early age. As they start spending less time with their grandmothers and more time with other children, they begin to participate in music making more often and sing songs and musical games. The little children would enjoy making things and many of the top craftsmen started learning their skills at a very early age from their grandmother or father. Little boys would make toy cars which they push a round for most of the day. The Ayande children and adults played several games, probably the best known was played by making a few holes in the ground and moving stones around in a logical and tactical manner. The women would spend most of their time in between weaving baskets and sisal mats and taking care of the homestead.

The Ayande tribe was a monarch led by a King and assisted by his wife, the Ayorwe, the Queen. As the King performed duties that affected the tribe, the Queen carried out the rituals and consecration ceremonies. The monarch was assisted in its duties by a council of ministers, appointed by the King. The tribe was subdivided into three clans; the royalty, the blacksmiths and the weavers- managed by a council of elders. Each clan had a military sub-unit that was selected after the traditional circumcision ceremony presided over by the King. The young men were initiated and trained by older and more experienced men on how to fight and protect themselves using the phenomenal Ayande shield. Each military subunit took turns in protecting the monarch against external attacks and often carried out competitions to showcase their expertise amongst themselves in different social celebrations in the monarch.

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