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Revealed! The 7 worst traditions in Kenya that need to be dropped in 21st century.


Domestic cultural land in Wareng Kenya.

Before someone's asks for you to be  a lifetime partner, get first the background of their culture and see if they practice. This has been done before he/she propose and say "I do." Here are some of the cultures being practiced in Kenya and need to be dropped in this modern life and in this century.
1. Female gender mutilation. (FGM)
This tradition of women circumcisions is real irritating and bad. Some communities in Kenya are still practicing  praising and encouraging those who do it. There are a good number of women who lose their life when they are done. Most cultures of the rift valley region practice FGM. Women's organizations have been real advocating for gender balance and future women  perspective. It's noted that even the fight against FGM is now taking a new look at the government really condone the acts.
2. Wife inheritance
The majority of Kenyan culture cultivates wife/husband's inheritance when the first husband or wife dies. This culture has really created a negative impact on majority misuse others resources. It's only in some few areas where this culture is not practiced.
It's even practiced to the educated and learned homesteads.
This method is mostly in areas where the wealth and blood of the family elders don't want to be shared outside the family.
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3. Beating
Some culture foster men and women beating in case of misbehaving or refuse to follow certain family norms. You may also be surprised to find that there are some cultures beating a wife is normal even if there are no mistakes. They advocate beating as a source of respect and known to a good leader. Other tribes say that some wives may go or disappear if they are not beaten by their spouses. It is unbelievable that this culture mistreats others and provide imbalance to the community.
4. Family interference.
Most cultures along the coast and other Kenyans lowland areas have this habit of the respective families interfere with Marriages and relationships. Some families may look upon the marriage as an institution and they have to be taught how to live. Other cultures assume that marriage creates a relationship between the respective partner families. Some may always come and stay in the newly marriages, even without seeking consent from the family members themselves. It's evident that from the Swahili community getting married involves the whole family and  friends the provider has to provide for the whole family where the other partner comes from. Some newly marriages will find the husband provides for wife's auntie's, nephews, sisters and other members of her family. Sometimes the majority of the family members will be staying together and share everything.
5. Substitutes.
Some cultures have substitutes like in football. The members of the bench are used to provide substitutes when the need arises. Some situations that someone needs proper care both emotional and spiritual, that when the members of the bench work. Take this example of a pregnant woman. This one will need proper care and maintenance for her to have a healthy baby and safety during giving birth. Some cultures will give substitute lady to be with the husband everywhere. This one will be responsible for any affairs with the husband until the other lady gives birth. And also happens, it happens to the man when he is sick. A substitute man is given to the woman for any affairs and much more examples from those cultures.
5. Communal husband and wife.
Certain cultures from the Kenya upcountry region participate in communal living. Some may have to go everywhere with their spouses to avoid sharing. Some communities believe that a husband and wife are for the community. When the husband is out, other men can proceed with their missions. Even for some hours is enough to share. Anyone  from the community can do anything the couples, regardless of availability. The wife can go to any man's house and same for the man. Communal marriage cultures are so dangerous because in any outbreak, then that will affect the whole community. A disease can spread very fast due to constant sharing of everything in the community.
6. Gender bias
The majority of cultures only sees that gender equity doesn't exist. It's all about Men as leader's, providers, speaker, supervisors and many more functions. Women are there to listen and follow as directed. Despite sickness or tight schedules, the women must do exactly as instructed. Some cultures are real inhuman because of how they perceive women as slaves. Women to bow down to elders and men in the society in a case when coming across one another. It's very embarrassing to hear that some cultures women do not have any voice or any qualities and structures to be leaders. This is the main reason that those areas are common with gender balance women's organizations that assist them to raise their concerns and voice. This organization is called Maendeleo ya Wanawake.
This also happens to men in some few areas of the country where they are beaten and chopped off their private parts. Some even sleep in gutters after the violence because of stress. These communities assume that women are more powerful than men and they can do all manners to be heads of those families. Some even kill to acquire wealth and lead with other men so that they can control the men.
7. Rainmakers and  superstitions.
This culture of believing that their god provides rain and through that is when the life will proceed. This culture of killing innocent people in the community for rain is really worse. Elders assume that man's soul is the only source of wealth through agribusinesses. Some even kill or give human sacrifice to be respected and have influence in the community. The elders sacrifice what is available either from the real family members or even family associates.

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