About "Kit Mikayi"
Kit Mikayi is a large rock formation on the Kisumu-Bond road in western Kenya, 29km west of Kisumu. It means ‘stones of the first wife’ in Dholuo. The rock is about 70 to 80ft tall.
The legendary story behind Kit Mikayi goes thus: A long time ago, an old man, Ngeso, was in love with the stone.
When he woke up, he could walk into the cave inside the stone and stay the whole day. His wife brought him breakfast and lunch everyday.
When the wife was asked of his whereabouts, she answered: He has gone to his first wife (mikayi). Kit-Mikayi is a regional sightseeing point and a popular local pilgrimage site for followers of the Legio Maria sect who pray and fast at the rock for weeks.
Kit Mikayi is part of Mt Elgon and Cherangani hills ecosystem. This grasslands and woodlands used to be home of abundant wildlife that were wiped out through hunting. Its effort now reveal a host of Kongoni, Sitatunga, Bongo, Black Rhino, elephants, Reed Buck and Rothschild giraffes.
Near Kisumu-Bondo Road, Kisumu 40100 Kenya, Kisumu County