Source: A THEOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF AFRICAN PROVERBS ABOUT
WOMEN: WITH REFERENCE TO PROVERBS FROM GIKUYU
PEOPLE OF CENTRAL KENYA. (University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg – South Africa) 2005 A.D.
This source once again presents another possible Israelite tribe, specifically the Gikuyu coming from the tribe of Judah, being in Africa. Meru appears in two of their oral traditions which shows consistency. The Israelite tradition of the Gikuyu stating they originated in Ethiopia to get to Meru adds credibility to their Israelite tradition because we know Ethiopia has a long tradition of having Israelite kingdoms within it and other potential Israelite groups have attested to coming from that region. Their Israelite tradition possibly sheds light on the whole Bantu migration sense they are a Bantu ethnic group.
Some oral traditions become more and more corrupt as time passes, but the strong presence of female leadership in the beginning can definitely be attributed to the Kingdom of Judah as we have discussed on this website. The arise of wicked female leadership could possibly be reminiscent of Queen Mothers like Nehushta (from the Kingdom of Judah) and Jezebel. Some parts of the oral tradition definitely have to be deciphered through the leading of the Holy Spirit.