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Facts about the Kabras Luhya subtribe from Malava

Jullia 06/25/2020

Kabras is the subtribe of Luhya community who hail in Kenya. Kabras people reside in Malava area of Kakamega county. They are neighboured by the Isukha, Banyala, Tsotso and the Tachoni.

Kabras clans were named after the heads of the families which are; Basonje, Abashu, Bamachina, Avasira and Avatali among many other head of clans.

Before the colonial era, Kabras were under the rulership of Nabongo Mumia, the King of Wanga Luhya subtribe. The last known elder in the King's council was Soita Libukana Samaramarami.Kabras subtribe of Luhya community are said to have originally been Banyala.

Some of the notable figures from Kabras are; Dr. Noah Mahalang'ang'a Wekesa who is a Kenyan politician and the former Kwanza Member of Parliament who also served as the Wildlife and Forest Minister during the presidency of Mwai Kibaki. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

The late Soita Shitanda who was also a Kenyan politician is from the Kabras subtribe who represented Malava Constituency in the parliament and also served as the housing Minister during the presidency of Mwai Kibaki. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Former Chief Justice, the late Zaccheus Chesoni is from the Kabras subtribe Bomachina clan. He hailed in Chimoi area near Webuye. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

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