Aspects of traditional Cicipu religion

In the Korisino area most people over the age of about 50 were animist (in 2016). Younger people have mostly converted to Islam, with a small minority of Christians. The pictures here show various aspects of the Cicipu traditional religion.

The Okiiso hut pictured is a small mud structure with a grass roof devoted to the Okiiso (ancestral spirits). The surrounding stone piles are used in prayer and libation - each member of the village has their own stone. Both are sacred and must not be touched by outsiders, likewise the priest's hut.