Turkana Community are Nilotic people of Kenya. The Turkana tribe are a nomadic pastoralist people that inhabit the Turkana district in Kenya, rift valley province. The Turkana tribe is part of the Nulatic tribes and constitute of the second largest pastoralists in Kenya after the Maasai’s.
Despite the Turkanan’s independence, their bravery and freedom of movement, the Turkana are unable to control the single most vital element for ensuring their continuing prosperity: rain. Rainfall is erratic although usually sufficient to provide enough fresh grazing for the animals.
With such an unpredictable God as Akuj, it pays to be forewarned. The work of diviners and prophets is collectively known as Emurion. Emurion are able to interpret or predict Akuj’s plans. Thankfully the Turkana have proved formidably indifferent to the message preached by the Christians. The lack of success of Christian missions among the Turkana is a wholly refreshing change from the usual tale of conversations followed by swift entry into settled life, cash economy, and abandonment of many pre-Christian beliefs customs, rituals and music. Surely, Akuj cannot be indifferent to their perseverance?
I am very proud and thankful to be a Turkana girl.