Cultural Heritage at Giitune Forest

Cultural Heritage at Giitune Forest 1

Located about 10km from Meru Town, Giitune Sacred Forest is an indigenous forest listed as a national monument and a traditional religious center. There are many traditional myths and taboos associated with this forest. As a sacred forest, it is a taboo (kuuna nkuagaya) to cut a tree from it. It was believed if one could cut a tree it would cry and bleed profusely which in turn was tantamount to inviting a curse upon that person and their entire family.

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