Year: 1960 Source: Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1960. p.154-178 SIEC No: 19910401

This article discusses homicide & suicide among the Baluyia in Kenya. The author reports the number of homicide cases from 1949-54, including refional variations, weapons used, gender, the relationship between killers & victims, homicide & alchohol, & legal outcomes. For suicide, few records are kept, so the author provides anecdotal informaiton. He discusses common methods & motivations for suicide, as well as Baluyia views on suicide. Case histories are also provided. (VM)