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Akorino Community marks 100 years in Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga are expected to attend the Akorino community 100 years anniversary to be held at the Kasarani Stadium in Kenya.

Founded in 1922 by Joseph Ng’ang’a the Akorino are a group of African Christians whose beliefs and practices are based on the principle of non-violence. It is said Ng’ang’a ascended Mount Kenya (then known as Mount Kirinyaga) with the first four akurinu prophets – Joseph Kanini, Henry Maina, Philip Mukubwa and Lilian Njeru. The group is a blend of Christianity and Kikuyu traditional beliefs, practices and values with members drawn predominantly from the Kikuyu tribe.

One of the symbol of the Akorino movement is a band of cloth wrapped around the head several times into a neat headdress known as the turban that is used to identify Akorino members as peace makers.

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