KIT MIKAYI TOURIST ATTRACTION SITE IN KENYA
Kit Mikayi is derived from a luo dialect and means “Stones of the first wife”.
It is situated in Kisumu County. Its a 30 minutes drive Far from the hooting sounds of cars and motorbikes in one of Kenya’s capital city. The terrain is tarmacked and characterized by hills along the road.
The site is visible from far but the highlights are the huge and carefully planned stones in a shape likely to suggest that someone might have been trying to bring up a structure using the stones. Most visitors to the site find it impossible to believe that the configuration is natural. The locals are friendly and would direct one to the site with sizeable parking space.
As we enter the site we find several worshippers of a particular denomination praying at the site. They believe praying at the site brings good luck, heals and drives out bad spirits as it is the same place their ancestors used to offer sacrifices to appease the “gods”.
On one side of the stones, we see an opening. The guide tells that there is a giant snake that leaves beneath the stones and only comes out once in a year to drink water. Sounds mythical but ........
The site has dark, cave-like compartments but the guide taking us around has mastered every place at the site and walks with much ease than some of us. Every compartment has a story that relates to the culture and traditions of the local inhabitants.
One would need good shoes with rubber soles and stamina for hiking as the feeling is the same as that of one climbing a hill/mountain.
As we exit the site we notice a group of women gearing up in traditional attire. They start singing and dancing as they move towards our direction but thanks to our guide for telling us what was expected. We joined them and started dancing in circles to their folklore songs, some of us even had the chance to wear the regalia.
It is a fun place for an afternoon drive and a perfect place to hang out. The site does not offer accommodation services but there are several places to find accommodation with the option of driving back to town for high-end accommodation services.
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© 2019 Jeremiah Onyango