On the outskirts of kajiado county, just a few kilometers from kitengela town sits a rare, sacred and magnificent tree. Ficus natalensis/Ficus thonningii is a special type of fig tree popularly known as the Mugumo tree. For generations the tree has been considered sacred among the African communities and towers over other trees growing over 90 meters (295 ft.). The symbol of power, life and fertility is mostly found in big forests like Mount Kenya, however A trip to kitengela has changed this narrative as it is home to this evergreen fig tree.
The tree is not planted but grows wildly in fertile areas and is believed to be planted by God. They are sites of religious ceremonies, homes to ancestral spirits, and places where elders can commune with god. Cutting down a sacred mugumo tree is a taboo, however not all Mugumo trees are used for rituals and therefore there are various ways to identify those that can be used, as they have soot and burn holes on their trunks. The modern era has not wipe out the significance of these trees as they continue to serve as places where people can commune with the belief that the spirits of the ancestors dwell under the tree.
A study of the sacred mugumo tree reveals that taking care of it is equivalent to taking care of the environment and hence destroying it undermines the quality of life. Did you know that this spectacular tree grows in highly fertile areas? Premier Realty found such a spot in kitengela and has invested in the area. Owning various properties for sale with plots ranging from as low a ksh. 550,000 the company intends to provide a dream property to all our customers. This properties are thus good for cultivation and are strategically placed for commercial, residential and speculative purposes.