Growing Up Sexually



TUKEN (Kenya)


Index Africa Kenya Tuken


Featured : Pokomo, Amwimbe, Kore, Kuria, Masai, N’Jemp, Ariaal Rendille, Kamba, Tiriki, Chuka, Maragoli, Kikuyu, Kipsigis, Gusii, Luo, Meru, Samburu, Tuken, Nandi; ®Iteso


Kettel and Kettel (1973:p420)[1]: “Uncircumcized boys should not engage in sexual intercourse, but they do so frequently, usually from the age of 10 to 12, and there seems to be no effective means of curtailing this activity, although those who are caught are beaten”. Uncircumcised boys are avoided by the women.














Janssen, D. F., Growing Up Sexually. VolumeI. World Reference Atlas. 0.2 ed. 2004. Berlin: Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology

Last revised: Sept 2004


[1] Kettel, B. L. & Kettel, D. W. (1973) The Tuken of the western Kenya highlands, in Molnos, A. (Ed.) Cultural Source Materials for Population Planning in East Africa.University of Nairobi, Institute of African Studies.Vol. 3, p415-27