ASPECTS OF TRADITIONAL GIKUYU JUSTICE (KIHOOTO)

Hannah Kinoti

Abstract


This paper describes aspects of traditional justice among the Gikuyu of Central Kenya. It seeks to demonstrate some of the ways in which the concept of kihooto as a moral principle guided and controlled traditional life, maintaining a morality that preserves the integrity of the individual and such social values as peace and harmony.

Keywords


Kenya; Traditional Life; Morality;

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/39-0-1723

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