Weeping rock of Murang'a that warns of looming tragedies

Weeping rock

One of the giant rocks at Kamuiru vilage in Murang'a county on January 8, 2021.

Photo credit: Joseph Kanyi | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Locals claim that the huge rock in Kamuiru village, Maragua South Sub-County 'weeps' whenever something bad is about to happen.
  • Area residents pay no attention to this scientific explanation and continue to treat the rocks as a holy site.


When a disaster is about to befall the semi-arid village of Kamuiru in Maragua South Sub-County, a huge rock, christened Ihiga ria Ngai (God’s Rock), communicates the omen by ''crying''.

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