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Kit Mikayi, Kisumu

  • Kit Mikayi is a tor, a rock formation that is some 40 meters high. It means the "stone of the first wife" or the "the stone of the first woman" in the Luo Language, Dholuo.

    Highlights: The locals residing in the region around the stones are referred to as the Luo-Kakello clan. This site is majorly associated with the sacrifices as well as the many legends belonging to the pre-Christian Timingss which bring forth several stories that explain the meaning of the name. It is a prominent sightseeing spot in Kenya especially amongst the neighbouring Luo tribes. Over the years, the Kit Mikayi has also become a prominent local pilgrimage site for the people who come here to the rock to pray and fast for several weeks at length.

    Location: The Kit Mikayi lies in western Kenya about 29 km west of the Kisumu town. It is also a km away from the Kisumu-Bondo road.

    Timings: Open round the year.

    Price: Entry is free.

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