The Luo Tribe
The Children of Ramogi

The Children of Ramogi

A short history of the River-Lake Nilotes

The Luo are a proud Nilotic people, originally from the Wau region in Southern Sudan. They migrated into Western Kenya via today’s Eastern Uganda and settled on the shores of Lake Victoria.

The Luo consist of 27 sub-groups, each in turn sub divided into clans. However, they’ve always enjoyed a tight-knit society, with leadership from ‘ruothi’ or kings.

The staple diet of the Luo is fish, especially Tilapia and ‘kuon’ (maize meal).

Written by Douglas Odhiambo