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Acknowledgements I n the course of researching, compiling and writing this book, I received vaulable assistance from many individuals whom I would like to recognize. The list includes various resourceful elders like the late Samuel Kiptogom Arap Barno, of Kapbaras (Nandi District), Mr. Jairo Arap Kurgat of Kapngeny, the late Philemon Arap Letting, and Mr. PauloArap Rop of Trans-Nzoia district.Also included are the late Daniel Ptalla and Revd. Daniel Sinjor of Mt. Elgon District. To add on the list are Mr. Ole Kongu and Mr. Ole Kaiboi of Kilgoris, Trans Mara district. I am sincerely grateful to the following people who assisted me much in reading, correcting and updating the material in the earlier drafts of the manuscript. These are Mr. Naftali Tuwei from the DEO’s, Kitale, Mr. Christopher Arap Sang from the ACK Diocesan Office, Kitale, Mr. Samwel Maritim from Trans-Nzoia, Mr. David Korir of EATEC, Eldoret, Mr. David Tanui of Kaptumo, Mr. Samwel Ngeny, former MPand Deputy Speaker of our National Assembly, the Revd. John Rotich and the Rev. Moses Tebui of ACK Eldoret Diocese, and the Rt. Rev. Stephen Kewasis Nyorsok, Bishop of ACK Kitale Diocese. I would also like to thank our ACK Eldoret Region Company offices for the secretarial services, and moral support. These include the Executive Director, Mr. Jackson Sambu and his entire staff. I gratefully acknowledge the courtesy of the National Museums of Kenya, Kitale for their kind permission to photograph certain Dying Voice items in their collection on Nandi traditional life, and to publish such photographs in this book. I am especially grateful to the Senior Curator and members of staff of the Museum for their kind cooperation, encouragement and support. I owe a special debt of gratitude to my publishers, M/S Zapf Chancery Research Consultants and Publishers, Eldoret, Kenya, for pubishing this book. I especially recognize the hard work and expertise invested in this book by my friend, Rev. C. B. Peter, Founder and Senior Publishing Consultant at Zapf Chancery. Rev. Peter edited the work three times to enhance its readability. He also offered valuableconsultancyinresearch,writingandpublishing,anddiligently oversaw the overall publishing management of the entire project. Furthermore, as the editor of this book, Rev. Peter also explained certain details in footnotes. Finally, I acknowledge the unfailing support and encouragement from my family. I am grateful to our sons Oscar Kipkemboi Too and Felton Kipkurui Too, and our daughters Nancy Cherotich and Hellen Rehema Jerubet for their tremendous inspiration in the course of writing. Above all, my loving wife Jeniffer played a leading role in the entire project. She firmly stood by my side. AKT 12 ...


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