Friday, 25 May 2012

THIKA : Where did all this start..

Long time ago in a nameless place between two big rivers, there arose  a famine that ravaged the whole country. Desperation reigned across societies with communities reporting deaths and diseases that were unfathomable. The Maasai community was the most affected due to their high reliance on livestock farming. This pushed them to migrate southwards looking for better pastures....shhhhhhh....i understand some of us were not lovers of History but a philosopher somewhere uttered that there aint no present without the the story goes that, the Maasai migrated to the nameless place between the two rivers..

Basically you cant migrate and expect to take up someones land without them putting up a there was a big battle fought between the Maasai and the Kikuyu who were the natives of the land.. My sources tell me that hundred of warriors died in the battle which repulsed the Maasai back to their land..The dead warriors were then buried in the area between the two big rivers where a mound was later erected to mark the site.
Lets simplify the history then..the big fight between the Maasai and the Kikuyu took place between the Thika and the Chania rivers near the Blue Posts Hotel. This historically is the place where the dead warriors were buried. In the Kikuyu language the word bury translates to Thika...and that my friends was where the name for our favorite town originated..

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