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This article is about the spirit. For the residential area of Nairobi, see Mukuru kwa Njenga.

Mukuru is the Supreme Creator (God) of the Himba and Herero people of Namibia. The deceased ancestors of the Himba and Herero are subservient to him, acting as intermediaries. However, while the ancestors are believed to bless or curse, Mukuru is believed to only bless.[1]


  1. ^ *Crandall, David P. (2000). The Place of Stunted Ironwood Trees: A Year in the Lives of the Cattle Herding Himba of Namibia. New York: Continuum International Publishing Group Inc. pp. 47, 188. ISBN 0-8264-1270-X.