Elimu Asilia

Kenya's Indigenous Knowledge

 

Other things that are done to the baby

Mvuje
Mvuje stem is tied on a peice of the black thick thread then it is tied on the leg or hand of the baby. This is done as protection to the baby from the evil jin.

A Bronze ring
A bronze ring is put to bost the baby in walking this is done if the baby delay to walking.

Wanja
Wanja is applied to the baby face to hide the beautiful face of the baby; it is done intensional to avoid people recognizing the face of the baby.

Muru
Muru is a solid traditional medicine which is mixed with water,  the paste is applied to the head of the baby. This is done when the head of the baby is soft. Some babies headeds take long to harden that is why muru was used.

Prepared by
Khadija Issa Twahir
Lamu Fort Museums

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