Lake Thai Seen from a Distance inside Mount- Kenya Forest

Lake Thai is found further deep in the forest of Mt.Kenya in the upper part of the forest which starts at Mucheene forest station and goes up along the forest. It’s the same route used to go in the potato farms within the forest. The Njuri Ncheke elders used the lake as a sacred shrine for worship and offering sacrifices. These sacrifices were offered during the time of calamities like prolonged drought, and outbreak of epidemics among other calamities. The offering of sacrifices included slaughtering of sheep which used to be of one colour as they pray chatting ‘thai’ ‘thai’‘thai’, hence the name Lake ‘Thai’. The word ‘thai’ Means Peace.

Part of Lake Thai