- May 29, 2009
Bro the rest are marginalised ethnic groups.GEMA stands for Gikuyu, Embu, Meru and Akamba..... Luos and Kalenjin are also considered majority groups...
You do realise that Nairobi is a city of 4 million people right?
And when you say the groups outside GEMA are squeezed in a very limited piece of land, you do realise that the GEMA comunities + Luo + Kalenjin + Mijikenda actually reside in 30% of Kenyas Land mass????? They are the ones who are actually sqeezed, thats why you'll find slums....
Now if you look at Kenyaspopulation density (People per square km)
Having seen the population density, look again at this map of the Ethinic demographics, Notice that Grey area that cuts across the country thats made of very smalll tribes they just named it "Others".. Thats where you find Oromos and Rendile, that area alon if like 30% of Kenya and virtually no one lives there its 0.02 people per square kilometer!
SO as you can see, 70% of the population is actually sqeezed within 30% of the Land mass, the minority ethnic groups like Turkana, Oromo, Borana, Somali, Samburu are very few in number but they occupy the largest land mass... And the system of land ownership there is "Community Land Ownership" that means majority of that land there is not owned by individuals, the whole community ownes the land, Thats why Turkana herdsmen are still able to graze their cows within the Turkana Wind Firm grounds because the company had to ask permision from the community to use that land to set up those wind turbines, but the Land still belongs to the community...
And after years of neglect in the north, this is the reason why we came up with the LAPSSET project, to wake up this nothern part of Kenya... Once we can learn how to thrive in that desert part of Kenya, Kenya will never be the same, Isiolo town is bound to the the logistical hub of the future..
If you look at the $30B LAPSSET project, It specifically targets these areas that cover 70% of the land mass
Look mwasit off take.
Kumbe unajua mpo namba 3, sijataja Tz Ila umekurupuka mbio just to confirm
Kweli hata R/valley kwa Maasai na Kalenjin, Western kwa waluhya, Taita hills kwa Wataita, Kisii Highlands kwa Wakisii, Nyanza ya Mchele, Meru ya Mirungi, kahawa na chai, Embu ya Mchele, kahawa, majani chai na Mirungi, Hizo zote ni wakikuyu wanaishi na kumiliki mashamba ilhali kabila hizo zingine zote ni wakimbizi pande za Kaskazini na Mashariki mwa Kenya.
You are very bright bro, how did you get to know all this? And do you have any statistics to support it so that I can also get enlightened?