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THE CLAN SYSTEM

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The above picture is of a clan in North Eastern Kenya.

A Clan is a group of people who have a common ancestor.

Formation of a clan.
A clan is formed in the following
ways:Clan members are related by blood
A clan shares common ancestors
In Kenya, clans were founded by males therefore given male names.
A clan increases in size through marriage and naming
Heads of different clans formed traditional governments
Members of the same clan were not allowed to marry. It was a taboo.

Functions of a Clan

  1. Clan elders to settle disputes among members
  2. The clan owned land on behalf of its members.
  3. It boosted unity among its members
  4. Among the pastoral communities, it controlled grazing land.
  5. Members of a clan assisted each other in time of need.
  6. Clan elders kept the law that governed land
  7. Clans created a sense of belonging to its members.
TESTING EXERCISE.
1.  A group of people with a common ancestor is called


2. Clan members are related by ___________

3. A clan shares a common__________.

4. Most clans in Kenya were founded by _______

5. Which one of the following was a taboo in the clan?

6. Members of the same clan assisted each other in times of _____

7. Who kept the law of the land?

8. Which of these groups of people is a pastoral community?

9. Disputes were settled by _____

10. Land was owned by ______

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