The Samburu are a population living in Kenya and easily recognizable by the amount of jewelry made of colored beads with which both men and women adorn their clothing.
 
The Samburu share with the Maasai some traditions and lifestyles: cattle is the center of their economy and determines the wealth of a person.
 
The Samburu have a wealth of rites and beliefs; within the villages there are important figures such as the fortune-teller and the healer, who with their ritual practices help people.
 

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