LANCE DEVELOPMENT IN THE SAMBURU TRIBE
Some families of the Samburu tribe, ethnic group close to the Maasais, who live near Maralal (Kenya); Produce spears for initiation rituals for both ablation of girls and circumcision for children, as well as for hunting and war practice before entering adulthood at age 15. The small lances are of aluminum alloy and wood ast. Children practice and demonstrate with these, their skills before owning the iron spears. From ancestral times, spears are not only used for hunting but are, at the same time, a weapon of war still used today. Kenya is a mosaic of ethnicities that try to coexist under the same government. In 2015 a conflict broke out between samburus and turkana, now live in a tense calm.