These young men were instructed that to succeed in life, they have to cooperate in defending their cattle, their clan and the nation incase of any invasion. They were instructed that cooperation was necessary in building Ebisarate to the Gusii activities such as agricultural work and building houses that was an extension shown by their parents in amasaga, ebisangio and ebibosano. All these meaning a group of people performing co operative together.
If the young boys were disobedient in following up the rules of Egesarate (that is any of the young boys) He could be denied his share of milk, meat and Amaguta even if these items were produced by his own cow.
Daniel Momanyi Ogondo
NMK Main Library
NMK Planning Department