Kit Mikatyi – The Luo Shrine – Out of the bustling lakeside city, life lies Kenya’s most dramatic cultural site, a vast granite rock tower called Kit Mikayi. The rock, which is about 80 feet tall, is located 30 kilometers to the west of Kisumu city.
While doing the activity we get to learn more about the myth behind Kit Mikayi which in Luo dialect means “the stone of the first wife” is a: Long time ago, there was an old man by the name Ngeso who was in great love with the stone.
Daily, Ngeso would wake up in the morning, walk into the cave inside the stone and spend the whole day there. This would force his wife to bring him breakfast and lunch on a daily basis. Having fallen passionately in love with this stone to the extent that people would ask the wife his whereabouts, she could answer that he has gone to his first wife (Mikayi) hence the stone of the first wife (Kit Mikayi).
To the Luo tribe, the explanation about the rock takes a slightly different twist. The rock’s features and components represent the Luo cultural polygamous family which had the first wife’s house (Mikayi) built further in between on the right-hand side was the second wife’s house (Nyachira) while the third wife’s house (Reru) was built on the left side of the homestead.
Kit Mikayi is also seen to have a nuclear family composition whereby the father (Ngeso) is the middle stone followed by the bulky Mikayi (first wife), then Nyachira (second wife) followed by Reru (third wife), and further in front, they have the child which is representing Simba, which is the house for the firstborn boy in the homestead.
For ages, a long time, Kit Mikayi has been a sacred place for the villagers, politicians, strangers, and visitors equally who pay pilgrimage for various reasons and at different times of the year.
Breakfast time varies with every individual. However, all accommodation facilities will be serving breakfast from 06 – 10 hours. On request, most of the accommodation facilities would be more willing to serve your breakfast earlier. Generally, Oluokos Signature activities depart from your hotel at 0800 hours thus giving you enough time to enjoy your breakfast.
About lunch and dietary needs
We will try our very best to accommodate all dietary requirements but in some out-of-the-way places, it can be very difficult to guarantee. We will let you know if there are places on your itinerary where this is the case. Please let us know at the time of booking of any food requirements or allergies and we’ll pass the information on to your leader.
This heavily depends on how far and on the conditions of the roads that we shall be undertaking. The fact is that if we’re going to move, there’s a good chance you’ll be riding on a vehicle. We will be sharing with you the final information for the specific type of transportation to be used during your activity. Please remember that we will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you back after the activity.