Experience Culture. The Luhya Community


The rite of passage from childhood to adulthood of the Bukusu ethnic group a sub-tribe of the Luhyia community.
The ceremony which takes place every even year is a sign of bravery that everyone has to undergo.
After consent from the father and other family members, you would be able to attend and participate in the entire Khuminya process.
There is so much singing and dancing to the chinyimba (jingles) lyrics and watching with keen interest how the initiate (omusinde – uncircumcised) plays the jingles as he prepares to enter into adulthood. Songs are sung in Kibukusu language using obscene words directed at both the mother of the initiate and the boy himself.

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