The 12 Known Regimes

  1. Manjiri 1512 – 46 ± 55
  2. Mamba 1547 – 81 ± 50
  3. Tene 1582 – 1616 ± 45
  4. Agu 1617 – 51 ± 40
  5. Manduti 1652 – 86 ± 40
  6. Cuuma 1687 – 1721 ± 30
  7. Ciira 1722 – 56 ± 25
  8. Mathathi 1757 – 1791 ± 20
  9. Ndemi 1792 – 1826 ± 15
  10. Iregi 1827 – 1861 ± 10
  11. Maina 1862 – 97 ± 5
  12. Mwangi 1898 -?

Ituīka ni ho tûrī

@maizeroaster and @Starscream, the first ever known revolution in kikuyuland was called Iregi from the word kurega where they said no to centralized dictatorship and established smaller villages led by elders. Cuuma represents the iron age, the rest I dont know about them.

good one

how about when women ruled - “WANGU WA MAKERI” i thought that was that first revolution against her rule

Ndemi spearhead the expansion of kikuyu land southward, from the greater Muranga. They cleared lots of forest , for Agriculture and settlements.
Thati, Okuyu was introduced to boiling meat. Hitherto to that, nyama choma ndio zilikuwa zake.

She came later and she was a chief for one village. Before that there was once a paramount chief in Kikuyuland who took advantage of the people thus his group was known as Mbari ya turia neme. His brothers and others elders were tired of his rule and decided to oust him. This council convened together at what we call Thingira wa Iregi to plan the chief’s ouster.

Thanks for this…there is a time back when state house had the name Thingira wa Iregi…i think they brought down the placard.

This is the Thingira wa Iregi
so named by Jomo

Good stuff…

Wangu Wa Makeri the first female chief in colonial Kenya.
An iron lady,she was hardworking but also harsh and fierce like a lion particularly to men and tax evaders.
While people sat on stools under the mugumo tree discussing serious issues,Wangu would refuse to sit on a stool and insist that a man kneel on all fours so that she could sit on his back.
A story is told of how Wangu once addressed a baraza sitting on the back of a drunkard who had tried to disrupt her meeting.
Inasmuch as she she was hated for her ruthlessness it was her disgraceful dance that led to her fall .
The name of the dance was kibata and it was only meant for men ,not even moving near the male dancers was allowed .
It is alleged that when Wangu saw Paramount Chief Karuri wa Gakure ,who some historians claim was her secret lover,participating in the dance ,she stood up flunged herself on the dance floor and began to dance vigorously exposing her breasts and thighs.
Her dishonourable dance soon became a subject of discussion among the people she ruled and in June 1909 ,Wangu was forced to resign.
Her decision to participate in the male only dance still remains a subject of controversy with some historians claiming she did that to challenge discrimination of women based on traditions and to prove that what a man can do a woman can also do.
In the Gikuyu community,exposed breasts and thighs weren’t considered a form of nudity,in fact that was the norm. It was men who rebelled against Wa Makeri and by extension the colonial rule and challenged Wa Makeri to dance the Kibaata totally nude as they had done,a challenge that she took with relish and in the process exposing her privates. she never knew what hit her.

Just to set the record clear,the story about Gikuyu men impregnating their women is a myth going back many years.Anthropologists interpret it as mens way of entrenching patriachy.
On the other hand Wangu wa Makeri was the first women chief in the whole of British Empire.She hailed from Weithaga location in Murang’a County.She had been appointed to that post at the behest of Paramount Chief Karuri wa Gakure who grapevine has it that he was her secret lover.


this is the Kibata kamaru was singing about here

Hiyo sijui wacha nitauliza @Wanaruona anakaa kujua hizo manenos

So corruption is deeply and culturally rooted in CR

Sasa mbona hujaweka meffi-dense ya hizo pics Wangu Wa Makeri aki compete na hawo Kikuyu men in nude dance… Swaziland have maintained our culture intact…Tuma meffi-dense ara!!


someni hii

ive searched everywhere for Kibata dance sijaona.
ni kweli christianity made us lose a lot of things.