The Mukurwe wa Nyagathanga shrine located in Murang'a County is the cradle of the Agikuyu community.
When you visit Mukurwe wa Nyagathanga which is also known as 'Kihumo kia Agikuyu' (Source of the Agikuyu) or 'Mucií wa Gíkúyú na Múmbi' (the home of Gikuyu and Mumbi) you meet several magical and amazing things.
Just a few metres from the entrance is a magical tree known as Mukoe which, according to an instructor at the shrine, is a cross-pollination of Muhumo and Mukuyu tree that has a picture of human’s male and female sexual organs.
“As can be seen, a full-blown female organ appears on the right side of the tree while the male organ sleeps on the left,” the instructor explained to K24 Digital while pointing the tree.
He further revealed that part of the tree is a cure to so many conditions and ailments, for instance, if your child loses appetite, he/she simply needs to take a glass of the tree’s juice.
The instructor added that the juice is also vital in mending marriages.
“You need to take a glass of this tree’s juice two times and you will see positive results,” the instructor said.
According to the instructor, the shrine is proctored 24/7 in order to protect the tree which is on high demand for those who know its secrets.
Under the tree is where Gikuyu and Mumbi were said to have met and it’s a place people travel from afar for prayers.