Manga Hills

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In 1907, Mr. Warrior Otenyo who was the among those that resisted the British was buried without his head on the hills. This is after he attacked an army administrator known as Gas Northcott with a spear. The administrator never died and organized for revenge that saw Mr. Otenyo arrested. He was later tried in a public court and then killed by the British army at Kisii stadium. His head was cut and transported to London as proof of his death. Otenyo’s body was then left on a public bridge as a warning to others who opposed the colonials. In accordance with the culture, the Gusii elders carried his headless body and buried it at the top of Manga escarpment (hills). However, up to date, the specific grave where the warrior’s body was laid has never been identified.

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