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What are the political organization of the Luo during the Pre-colonial period?

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Political organization of the Luo during the Pre-colonial period include;

  • Had a family as its basic political unit headed by a man called Jaduong.
  • Had decentralised administration
  • Was organized into clans with a common ancestry.
  • Clans were organized into large territorial unit called Gweng.
  • Each clan was governed by a council of elders
  • A council of elders administered justice and served as a court of appeal
  • The council coordinated religious activities
  • Had religious leaders who influenced their political life
  • They has a system of chieftainship - Routh who administered with the help of the council
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