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The Kisa Clans

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The Kisa Clans. The Kisa, also known as Abakisa or Abashisa, are one of the sixteen tribes of the Luhya nation of Kenya. They occupy the Kisa area within the Khwisero division of Butere-Mumias district. The Kisa are sandwiched between the Marama of Butere, the Idakho of Kakamega and the Nyore of Vihiga district.

Ebushibungo village is well known for its affluent inhabitants. Notable examples include Rev. Albert Sumbas and his family, who own Musamaria Mwema Buses. Another such resident is Barrack Omuluka Omwiwa Wa Abashibungo.

The majority of the residents of Kisa West Ward are Christian, affiliated to the Church of God East Africa.

The Kisa tribe love playing isukuti drums during various social activities, such as at disco matangas, funerals and weddings.

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The people of Kisa speak Olushisa. A few basic words in the Kisa language include:

  • Kuka = Grandfather
  • Kukhu = Grandmother
  • Papa = Father
  • Mama = Mother
  • Mulembe = general greetings. Meaning peace
  • Omulembe = peace/greeting.

They speak Olushisa and occupy Khwisero district.

Kisa clans include

  • Ababoli,
  • Abakambuli,
  • Abachero,
  • abalakayi,
  • Abakhobole,
  • Abakwabi,
  • Abamurono,
  • Abamanyulia,
  • Abaruli,
  • Abashirandu,
  • Abamatundu,
  • Abashirotsa,
  • Abalukulu etc.

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