Assessing The Origins and Development of Bullfighting Culture among the Abakakamega of Western Kenya

  • Larry Iswekha Chiteyi Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
  • Kizito Muchanga Lusambili, PhD Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
  • Ahaya Ochieng, PhD Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
Keywords: Bullfighting, Bulls, Culture, Sport, Development
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This study endeavoured to assess the origin of bullfighting culture among the Abakakamega people of Kakamega County in western part of Kenya. The study embraced qualitative research approach. This approach was applicable for use because it allowed the combination of various methods of collecting data conveniently. These methods included texts, use of videos and audios during oral interviews as a primary method of collecting data that largely informed this study. The study further traced the history and development of bullfighting in general and providing the comparisons over its state among the Abakakamega. The study provides an avenue of educating the community and the leadership of the Kenya on the importance of investing in bullfighting and how it has impact in the society in terms of social, political, and economic progress of the Abakakamega community. This study is significant since it clearly situates the place of bullfighting culture to the Abakakamega people and how it may improve their livelihoods in


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1 September, 2023
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Chiteyi, L., Lusambili, K., & Ochieng, A. (2023). Assessing The Origins and Development of Bullfighting Culture among the Abakakamega of Western Kenya. East African Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, 6(2), 80-100.