Imbalu: The Art Behind the Circucision Knife


All roads lead to the Eastern town of Mbale where hundreds of boys will be initiated into manhood in the traditional Gishu culture. Inyembe is the code name for the knife to be used in the circumcision exercise.
In trying to understand what distinguishes it from a usual knife, we caught up with George Nakiruki, a traditional circumciser from Manafwa district and the brain behind the art of making the knife.