duties of the council of elders among the Agikuyu in the pre-colonial period.
They were the highest court of appeal.
They solved land and inheritance disputes.
They settled civil and criminal cases.
They presided over religious and other functions.
the economic activities of the Agikuyu during the pre-colonial period.
- Agriculture. They grew sorghum, eleusine, millet, root crops and many others for subsistence.
- Animal husbandry. They kept cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, etc.
- Trade. They exchanged various trade items with their Maasai, Akamba, Okiek and other neighbours. Such items included grains and livestock.
- Ironworking. From iron smelting, they obtained weapons and farm implements, with which they were able to settle and farm in their present homeland.
- Crafts. They made pots, baskets and other items, which boosted their skills in trade and other economic activities.