Visit the Crying Stone of Ilesi

Crying Stone of Ilesi

Ikhonga Murwe (the crying stone of llesi) is a local curiosity perched on a ridge 3km south of town. Folklore and myth surround this rock as it holds both cultural and spiritual significance to the Mulembe (Luhya) community. The most striking feature is that it resembles a gowned figure, perpetually in tears flowing from ‘head to toe’ — an image spiced-up by myth and folklore. In the early days, the community carried out rituals to avoid droughts and for cleansing ceremonies. In modern society to the rock holds religious significance as churches like Legio Maria and Rosary Church make pilgrimages to it.

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