There is not a lot to talk about this event but here it goes. After the Mwata finishes getting blessings from the Mwata Ancestors, he walks towards another myambo tree that is about 30 feet from it. In between the two tree trunks protruding out of the ground, are some bones. These bones were an accumulation of about 8 hippopotamuses but in recent years, the bones are few. Before, in the old days there were all sorts of wild animal bones from elephant to lion bones. The Mwata wants to pour blessings on the wild animals in his chiefdom so they will not harm any of his people. Then he enters the sacred area that is protected by a stick fence. Then the Mwata and the representatives, pour out the remaining mpemba onto the bones. This whole event takes about 15 to 20 min.
The clan members pouring the remaining Mpemba on the hippo bones.
Mwata after pouring the Mpemba on the bones
Years ago the pile of bones were many.
Every year more and more bones go missing.
Where: Behind the palace next to the myambo trees
When: 11:00am to 11:15am
Why: To give respect to the animals and for protection