On the First Day of Kwanzaa, I dreamed of us working together with a common goal to better our community.
First Principle – Umoja (Unity). It is also the name of the first matriarchal society in Kenya, East Africa.
The Samburu men discarded the women. The women created a sanctuary. The women banned the men from the newly established village.
Not only did they become self-sufficient they started a school so their future would be enlightened.
The matriarchal societies have spread but not without a fight.
Of course, old ways die-hard.
Subscribe Now: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-BROADLY Where the foothills of Mount Kenya merge into the desert, the people of Samburu have maintained a strict patriarchy for over 500 years in northern Kenya. That is, until 25 years ago, when Rebecca Lolosoli founded Umoja village as a safe haven for the region’s women.