Samburu Warriors

Discover the Lmuget ceremony, where Samburu boys become warriors

Samburu Armed Warrior by Joy AdamsonNational Museums of Kenya

Meet the Samburu

The Samburu community of Kenya is known for its strong warriorhood. 

Samburu Ceremonial Wear by Joy AdamsonNational Museums of Kenya

Young warriors (Morans) are inducted at a Lmuget ceremony, which takes place every seventh year and marks the passage from boy to warrior. 

Samburu Warrior Adorned by Joy AdamsonNational Museums of Kenya

More than 400 warriors and over 100 families gather for this special occasion, which sees hundreds of cattle being slaughtered.

Samburu Man's attire by Joy AdamsonNational Museums of Kenya

The ceremony is similar to the Maasai Eunoto, which is held every 15th year. 

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